Poetry Out Loud

John Shrader

In The Moment ... June 21, 2019 Show 601 Hour 1

In this week's Poetry from Studio 47, Patrick Hicks changes things up a bit and features Poetry Out Loud.

Students Make Art Real Through Poetry Out Loud

Mar 15, 2018
Jackie Hendry

Shakespeare isn’t boring to Kassondra Gooley. The West Central High School senior talks about poetry the way some students might talk about movies or music.

“I like that it’s feelings put into words, and that you can dive only as deep as you’re willing to go, and so it’s kind of like an endless view of the world and gives you so many perspectives.”

Gooley enjoys studying and analyzing poetry, but that’s not all. She’s one of the state finalists in a national competition that pushes students to engage with poetry a little differently than they might in most classrooms.

On this week's podcast we celebrate the creative spark with author Augustin Fuentes, musician N.W. Engbers, and South Dakota high school students from the state Poetry Out Loud finals.

Lori Walsh

In  The Moment ... March 24, 2017 Show 057 Hour 1

N.W. Engbers is a musician from Sioux Falls. His new EP is called "The Inner World." The songs wrestle with the mysteries of life and death while blending musical styles with honesty and humility. For this week's Moment in Sound, we welcome N.W. Engbers to the SDPB studios in Sioux Falls.

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.