To kick off National Poetry Month we’re proud to introduce you to an exceptional young person: Arizona’s 2019 Poetry Out Loud State Champion Edgardo Aguilar. A senior at Desert View High School in Tucson, Edgardo will represent Arizona at the 2019 Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, April 30 – May 1, 2019.

Thanks to Vaibu Mohan, who is interning with us this semester, and her video crew, including Josh Morrison (sound), Aniwat Pluemjit (camera), and Julia Vollaro (editing), for producing this interview!


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Arts Commission Executive Director, Jaime Dempsey, with Tom Simplot, Senior Deputy Chairman at the National Endowment for the Arts, and Mitch Menchaca, Executive Director for the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, together today, discussing how the arts fuel opportunity in Arizona communities. ... See MoreSee Less

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