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The Poetry Center's Poet-in-Residence Elizabeth Falcón recites "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" by William Butler Yates on November 19th as a part of the Poetry Out Loud Professional Development session for teachers. We encourage teachers and students to view and use these as an example of a strong recitation when preparing for the National Poetry Out Loud competitions at the school, regional, and state levels.
Elizabeth Falcón will be coaching schools around Southern Arizona to help students prepare for the Poetry Out Loud competition. Here is a recitation of one of her original poems "The Day After a Cold Evening Rain."
Elizabeth Falcón holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Arizona. She currently serves as the editor for WordPlay the University of Arizona Poetry Center's blog for classroom teachers, teaching artists, and parents. In addition to pursuing her own writing, she aspires to help youth fall in love with poetry through her work as a teaching artist.