Poetry in Voice
Learning to recite poetry is about more than memorizing the lines. It's about rhythm, intonation and pacing. And it's about appreciating - even dancing - with the words, in front of an audience.
This week, students competed in the national finals of the 6th annual "Poetry in Voice" contest, which is sponsored by The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry.
It began in the classroom, in French and English and sometimes both. Finalists were selected from thousands of high school participants.
On Thursday, in Toronto, before a live audience, finalists took to the stage and tried to wow the judges. Here are the top prize-winning performers in English: