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Dakota Midday: Poetry Out Loud


Maddie Lukomski and Libby Murphy are award-winning high school poets who triumphed in South Dakota’s Poetry Out Loud competition.

The national finals are May 3-4. Lukomski is on her way to Washington DC to represent South Dakota as state champion. Murphy is one of the state winners in the original poetry competition. The two discuss the value of committing verse to memory, the opportunities for young poets to find careers, and why you should always move your notebook to another room when you have the stomach flu.

Poetry out loud is a national recitation contest for high school students sponsored by the NEA and the Poetry Foundation.

Maddie Lukomski recites "Memory as a Hearing Aid"

Maddie Lukomski

Libby Murphy

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
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