2013 State Finalists

Langston Ward, of Mead High School, in Spokane, won the 2013 state Poetry Out Loud finals with his recitations of The Gift by Li-Young Lee, The Bad Old Days by Kenneth Rexroth, and A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and The Road Unknown by Walt Whitman. Tom Zbyszewski from Liberty Bell High School was the Runner Up. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Meghan Mulcahy from Olympia High School, Mennah El-Gammal from Northshore Junior High School, and Ben Caldwell from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics.


The Poetry Out Loud state finals were filmed by Pardiman Productions

Photographs by Jesse Michener.

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