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Poetry Out Loud: in American Sign Language

April 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Tags: ··

At the recent Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest in Washington D.C. (April 26-28), Tiffany Hinano Hill, a student at Oregon School for the Deaf, represented Oregon State. As the first contestant to use sign language to express a poem, Hill challenged the judges’ concept of Poetry Out Loud, clearly demonstrating the expressive power and accuracy of movement to bring words to life. Anyone who performs poetry would do well to study her performance and harness the expressiveness of their own movement. Hers is a performance that delivers more each time you see it.

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