He captured the hearts of his audience as well as an impressive third place finish when poet Connor Mudd ’17 took to the stage at the LPS Poetry Slam.
“A lot of these students are going to be doing some brave things,” said event-coordinator Nate Thompson before the slam commenced.
The official host of the evening was Jovan Mayes, a familiar face to the Heritage community.
Jovan Mayes is a competing slam poet for the Denver Slam Nuba National Team, and he travels from school to school, demonstrating his poetry program “Your Writing Counts” for over 300 different schools.
“This art form has changed my life,” says Mayes.
Mudd grasped this art form and made it his own through his poems. In the two rounds that he competed in, he used a poem entitled ‘’Happiness’’ and another called ‘’Reborn.’’
“Happiness is the story of happiness, fear, sadness and hope,” describes Mudd.
“Reborn” is a story about the life of a tree, and Mudd wrote it while sitting on a bench.
From the first round that consisted of the original 24, only five were able to advance to the next and final round. Mudd was one of those five, and he ultimately placed third.
Mudd wishes for more people at Heritage to hear about and participate in the poetry slam and to increase their numbers. The poetry club, which is sponsored by Mr.Ubowski and Ms. Wilson works to gain more members and to enter more kids in the poetry slam.
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