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Thu., May 2, 2013, 8:20 a.m.

Mead Student Wins Poetry Out Loud

Langston Ward, a senior at Mead High School, is the national Poetry Out Loud champion, rising to the top from hundreds of thousands of students who recited poetry on stages across the U.S. Ward, 18, secured the win with a performance of “The Bad Old Days,” by Kenneth Rexroth. It was the third and final poem he performed in the competition that ended Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. He said Rexroth’s poem contained a message he wanted to convey about justice – “how people needed to hold on to what they had received in life and use it to make the world a better place”/Adrian Rogers, SR. More here. (SR photo)

Question: What was the last poem -- or book of poems -- that you read?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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