Santa Barbara County's Spencer Klavan wins 2009 California Poetry Out Loud; Monterey County's Kylie Tressa Gael Batlin takes second; Klavan and Batlin tie for first, repeat poem in unprecedented "fourth round"

After five students competed in the third and "final" round for California Poetry Out Loud, the judges were in a predicament: two students had tied for first place. Rather than make a snap decision, the judges asked to again hear one poem from each student. When it was over, the winner took first by one tenth of one percent.

Information on arts funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA): Take a look at the various stories about the stimulus funding published by the California Arts Council in the past month

The application process for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for the arts -- through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and other agencies -- is a short one in order to support the economy as quickly as possible. To assist the field, the California Arts Council has created a dedicated page called ARTS RECOVERY that includes information on the ARRA and potential funding sources. Take a look at the various stories the California Arts Council has published in the past month with valuable information for arts organizations.

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