Students Prepare for Poetry Slam

Posted: December 5, 2012 at 3:16 a.m.

Clayton Scott, poet laureate of Fayetteville, uses props Tuesday to help teach Cori Fryar’s fifth-grade class at Lee Elementary School in Springdale. Scott taught the children about poetry and creative writing.

A writer’s visit to his high school inspired Clayton Scott to write poetry for the first time when he was 17.

At A Glance

Clayton Scott’s Resume

-Graduated magna cum laude from Southwestern Oklahoma University with a bachelor’s degree in education and a language arts minor.

-Received master of fine arts in writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.

-Former poet laureate of Fayetteville.

-Has spent 13 years doing workshops on writing in schools.

-Ranked in top 10 percent of slam poets in the world in 2001.

Source: Staff Report

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