24 Canadian high school students named semifinalists for $25K poetry reciting competition

CBC Books

Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie has announced the 24 semifinalists in its high school recitation contest.

The annual competition, now in its 10th year, was created by Scott Griffin, the chairman and founder of the Griffin Trust for Excellent In Poetry, to nurture an appreciation of poetry among Canadian high school students.

The participants choose from classic and contemporary poems in French or English, memorize and recite them in the national finals.

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