Poetry Out Loud 2006 National Finals Video

Produced by WGBH and David Grubin Productions, in association with the Poetry Foundation, this short film highlights the 2006 National Finals of the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Interviews with state champions reveal how they got involved in the competition, and how it transformed their ideas about poetry and themselves. 11:40

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