Rural Poetry Photos

2006 Rural Poetry Celebration

"Celebrating Rural Poetry" events continued at the Nebraska State Capitol Building in Lincoln on May 5. Nebraska poets Twyla Hansen and Bill Kloefkorn, judges of the poetry competition, joined the ten winning High School poets in reading their work.

Brandon O'Neal
Brandon O'Neal
JulieCoddington
JulieCoddington
KellenBallaugh
KellenBallaugh
TracyKessler
TracyKessler
Luke Hollis
Luke Hollis
Jamie Crist
Jamie Crist
Carl Pester
Carl Pester
Chelsea Amundsun
Chelsea Amundsun
Candiace Clark
Candiace Clark
Poet Group
Student Poets with Twyla Hansen and Bill Kloefkorn
AmandaSavely
AmandaSavely


Tracy FesslerSharon Bishop

The Celebration culminated at the Library of Congress on May 8, 2006, with a poet from each of the eight Rural Poetry sites across the country reading their work. Tracy Fessler (left) from Fillmore Central High School, was chosen to represent Nebraska. She was accompanied by Sharon Bishop (right), Nebraska coordinator for the project.