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Stanford’s Poetry Out Loud competition showcased a diversity of forms and delivery

Stanford’s fifth annual Poetry Out Loud competition showcased poetry’s incredible diversity of forms in spoken delivery. Last month, 10 student performers took center stage at the Stanford Humanities Center to demonstrate how poetry voices feelings and experiences both marginalized and central to the heart of human life. The participants included graduate and undergraduate students from…

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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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Written, read and spoken

The schedule of lectures, discussions and readings over the next several months celebrates words written, read and spoken.

The feast of campus literary events through the end of the academic year is enough for even the most ravenous word nerd appetites. Beginning with a pair of events on March 13, the René Girard Lecture by Timothy Snyder, author of Bloodlands, and readings by Stegner Fellows Jacques Rancourt and Austin Smith, and ending on…

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