For any in the Jackson area who need a shot of poetry in the arm, the Mississippi state Poetry Out Loud competition for high school students will be held tomorrow at noon at the Mississippi Public Broadcasting building. I’m honored to serve again as one of the judges for the competition, and if it’s anywhere near as good as it was last year, it’s sure to be an electric afternoon. Best wishes to all the contestants!
Update, May 15th, 2012: Mississippi’s own Kristen Dupard was the 2012 POL National Champion! More details here.