Topic: Preston Cates
Nashville, Tn —
The 2018 Tennessee Poetry Out Loud
(POL) champion is Alyvia Crawley a junior at Clarksville High School in Clarksville, TN. The competition was held on Saturday, March 10, in the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
“I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. I didn’t know what the judges were looking for, but I really understood all of my poems and I wanted to portray what the authors were saying,” said Crawley. “One of the best skills I learned was to comprehend what someone else is saying and then communicate that.”
TN Arts Commission Chair Ritche Bowden, 2018 Tennessee POL Champion Alyvia Crawley, first runner-up Kiya Brown, second runner-up Preston Cates, and third runner-up Grayson Brawner.
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