Kerrin McCadden on Poetry Out Loud via VPR

“You don’t have to have a 4.0. You just have to want it.”

Check out this report about the Vermont Poetry Out Loud competition, with words from The Frost Place’s Conference on Poetry Faculty Kerrin McCadden.

“McCadden is also a poet whose work has appeared in Best American Poetry and the American Poetry Review, who thinks this return to the oral tradition is also reflected in the popularity of The Moth Radio Hour and slam poetry.

Poetry Out Loud may begin with lines of verse on the page but then it goes well beyond, as students work on voice, presence, poise, warmth, even vulnerability… kind of reminds me of the famous John Dewey notion that ‘Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.'”


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