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Rambam 2017: Heroic on the Holidays

  • Rambam Mesivta 15 Frost Lane Lawrence, NY, 11559 United States (map)

“Heroic on the Holidays”

-Poets are invited to perform two poems.  

-A poet will have 4 minutes maximum to perform both poems.  

-The poems do not have to be connected though they will be read back-to-back.

The format and topics for the poems are:

1. The first poem is the day's theme, "Heroic on the Holidays." 

Poems should use heroic couplets to create a narrative that revolves around holidays. It could be about something that happened to them or their family, an evocation of the holidays during Biblical times, or a story they've made up, but it must be take place on a holiday and/or involve the themes of the holiday. 

2.  Jews in the News: Headlines

Write a Free Verse Poems inspired by something you read or may have read about Jews in a headline in a newspaper.  That is just your starting point but it should in some way or another deal with the way the media, or society at large, sees Jews.  

Students' poems should be reviewed by the coach or teacher prior to performance and poems should be respectful of and appropriate for the yeshiva setting. 

Five winners will be chosen, Best Poet, Best Poet Honorable Mention, Best Heroic Couplet Poem, Best Free Verse, 

All winners will earn plaques!


Poets will be judged based on, but not limited to, content, presentation, creativity, adherence to theme, adherence to form, time management, and originality. Poets should bring three extra copies of their poems to share with the judges. 

Please make sure your team eats lunch before arriving.  Snacks will be served.

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