Thursday, March 27, 2008

High School Muse

I believe the children are our future. You should teach them well, but then you've got to let them lead the way. And perhaps they'll lead you to the Salt Lake City Main Library (210 E. 400 South) tonight (March 27) at 7 p.m., for the Poetry Out Loud state finals.

Representatives from 10 area high schools -- including Judge, Skyline, Lone Peak and Layton -- will recite memorized poetry for a chance to advance to the national finals in Washington, D.C. next month. There, around $50,000 in scholarships and prizes await. And you thought there was no money in poetry.

Alex Caldiero and 2007 state champ Amanda Fujiki will warm up the crowd for the competitors. Bring your snaps and support the idea that "high school" and "the arts" need not be contradictory terms. (Scott Renshaw)


  1. Alex Caldiero is a rare jewel. Those kids should sit at the knee of this master wordster and let his enthusiasm wash over them.

  2. I heard Alex read Howl last year. WOW!


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