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Stanford Poetry Out Loud

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Stanford students
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Stanford University
Event Date
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Description

Stanford students participated in SPOL3 (Stanford Poetry Out Loud 3), the third incarnation of an annual poetry recitation competition.

Transcript Description

Ten contestants across degree and disciplinary boundaries at Stanford participated in SPOL3 (Stanford Poetry Out Loud 3), the third incarnation of an annual poetry recitation competition started by doctoral students in the English department. To preserve the unique auditory nature of the event, Arcade is sharing an audio recording. For video footage to accompany the sound, see http://youtu.be/MqF_zcr4pVI

SPOL 4 will take place in May 2015.

1) Monica Thieu (sophomore, Psychology)
"An Almost Made Up Poem" by Charles Bukowski

2) Paul Carroll (junior, Computer Science)
excerpts from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot

3) Elliot Williams (junior, African and African American Studies)
"Let America Be America Again" by Langston Hughes

4) Marianne Dang (Freshman, Undeclared)
"Tulips" by Sylvia Plath

5) Devon Warshaw (sophomore, Philosophy/Math)
"Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing" by Margaret Atwood

6) Weston Gaylord (junior, Symbolic Systems)
"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

7) Paul Leary (PhD, Biology)
"The Shoelace" by Charles Bukowski

8) Mirae Susanna Lee (freshman, English/Urban Studies)
excerpts from "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman

9) Gabriela Quintana (senior, Art History)
"The Language of the Brag" by Sharon Olds

10) Jesse Nathan (PhD, English)
excerpts from "The Lotos-Eaters" by Alfred Lord Tennyson