Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Chigozie Maduchukwu: sparkling recitation

FWD:  Capital Public RadioSacramento county boy has won the California Poetry Out Loud competition, Sacramento, California, US, Tuesday 1 March 2016

Chigozie Maduchukwu recited “Let the Light Enter” by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, “The Filling Station” by Elizabeth Bishop, and finally Kenneth Rexroth’s “The Bad Old Days”.

Chigozie won $200 for himself and $500 for Pleasant Grove High School to purchase poetry books.

Caitlin Fitzwater, public information officer of the California Arts Council, notes that this is the first time since 2006 that a Sacramento student has won this poetry competition. She adds: “We’re so excited that Chigozie is going to represent California at the ‘Poetry Out Loud’ national finals in Washington D.C. this May”.

If Chigozie wins the national competition in May, he receives $20,000 and his school gets $500.

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