2015 Poetry Out Loud State Finalists
Alex Hanesworth, a junior at Anacortes High School, took top honors with her recitations of It Isn’t Me by James Lasdun, A Noiseless Patient Spider by Walt Whitman, and The Empty Dance Shoes by Cornelius Eady. Gabriella Sipe, of Olympia High School, was named Runner Up. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Sameayah Pehlke from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Erin Rumelhart from Selkirk High School, and Garrett Snedeker from Ellensburg High School.
Click on the YouTube links below to watch students reciting their selected poems during the competition.
- Alex Hanesworth, reciting "It Isn’t Me" by James Lasdun
- Sameayah Pehlke, reciting "Testimonial" by Rita Dove
- Erin Rumelhart, reciting "Novel" by Arthur Rimbaud
- Gabriella Sipe, reciting The End of Science Fiction by Lisel Mueller
- Garrett Snedeker, reciting "The Man with the Hoe" by Edwin Markham
The Poetry Out Loud 2015 state finals were filmed by Pardiman Productions.
Photographs by Jesse Michener.