Stanford poetry competition aims to revive a performance tradition

At the second annual Poetry Out Loud competition, students practice the timeless art of performing poetry, for cash prizes.

Poetry is often thought of as silent text confined to the page, but the words of some of the most famous poets in the English language were given new life at Stanford’s second annual Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition. In a room packed with spectators, the works of Walt Whitman, Lewis Carroll and Edgar Allan…

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