Poetry Out Loud Regionals Results


Ace Smith, Editor

Nico DeGuzman and Ary Shipley participated in a Poetry Out Loud competition in ArtSpace 304 in Carbondale, Illinois, on Feb. 10. This is a national event sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation. Two of Chester’s students, Nico DeGuzman and Ary Shipley, went to compete in the regional competition.

DeGuzman performed “To Myself” by Franz Wright and “[I carry your heart with me( (i carry it in my} by E.E. Cummings. Shipley performed “What to Say Upon Being Asked to be Friends” by Julian Talamantez Brolaski and “After the Winter” by Claude McKay.