Guided by Mrs. Dunnet, Daniel Gallagher bravely took on the Poetry in Voice competition, qualifying for the national competition with his poems “Two Words: A Wedding” by bp Nichol, “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley, and “The Listeners” by Walter De La Mare. The official national competition is being held in Vancouver, and is to happen on April 19th and 20th. As a national finalist, Daniel is both excited and nervous to give it his all to represent BMHS.
“I feel like I will do my best, it remains to be seen if I will do well.”
Out of the around 30 000 people that entered, only 12 students made it to the Nationals. Daniel is one of those 12! If he makes it through to the final 6, his performance will be livestreamed on the Poetry in Voice Website.
Poetry In Voice has been promoting poetry in schools since 2010. It was founded by Scott Griffin, Chairman and founder of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry. The website includes an anthology of poems that must be used for participants, and includes both English and French poetry.