California Arts Council

State of California

New ArtWorks! Story: Not Your Typical Poetry Out Loud Competitor
Frank de la Torre hones his skills in juvenile detention center - and goes all the way to statewide competition


Published: 12-14-2011

When Frank De La Torre first heard about California Poetry Out Loud, he was eager to compete. He loves to rap and gets the connection to poetry--even the classics, which many kids can't relate to and rarely read or hear. Frankie was all in from jump. His main concern was over his practice space. The only place he could practice would be his room. Why was that a problem? Because his room was a cell. READ MORE.




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