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Published on Feb 8, 2010
Please rate this video: This poem is being recited by Wiyaka His Horse Is Thunder.
Poetry Out Loud is a national program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation partnered with the State Arts Agencies. Beginning in 2006 Poetry Out Loud has had participation from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Last year there were over 300,000 high school participants.
Last year, Wiyaka His Horse Is Thunder of Little Wound High School advanced to the National POL Competition and finished in the top 5. She won a stipend of $1000. Little Wound High School received an additional $500 for the purchase of poetry books. First prize is worth $20,000.
This year, Wiyaka will be sending her taping of The Hate Poem by Julie Sheehan to the SD POL selection committee. If selected to advance, she will need to add two more memorized poems to her repertoire. The National Competition will be held April 26 and 27 in Washington DC.
Produced by: KOLC-TV of Oglala Lakota College Post Production Editing: Tony Brave Music Arrangement: Tony Brave