The last Last Poet Standing of the semester happens tonight at 8 pm. The American Idol-like poetry competition, which started with 30 crafty competitors, is now down to 4. April Bosselman, Emma Mason, Bobbie Gross, and Brianne Dayley compete tonight.
Skyler Meeks, LPS’ emcee, also acts as the only resident judge on an ever-changing panel of EAS members, English faculty, and guests from the audience. Audience picks count for a majority of the votes.
Each week has a different theme, although participants submitted original poems for the first submissions. Past themes include Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, and places on campus.
The competition favors strong performance poetry, which is what won Garrett Sherwood the ipad prize last semester. See his video here:
The competition takes place at 8 pm in the Crossroads, Wednesday. Local musician Mallorie Lamb will provide (additional) environment.
Follow live blogging of the event here