Students compete in National Poetry Out Loud, the first annual poetry recitation contest. Jeffrey Brown reports.
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This isn't "American Idol." It's a poetry competition. High school students from all 50 states and the District of Columbia battling it out in the first Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest.
I acknowledge my status as a stranger.
It's a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, state arts agencies, and the Poetry Foundation, the NewsHour's partner in our poetry project.
Our first prize winner, the champion of Poetry Out Loud…