Maiss Hussein took home the Poetry Out Loud crown in 2023 and 2024.

Get to know Delaware’s 2x poetry queen, Maiss Hussein

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

The back-to-back scholastic poetry champion won her most recent crown with a poem she says was way out of her comfort zone, but served as the perfect finale. A proud Palestinian, a powerful performer and a hopeful dentist with blooming curiosity, Hodgson Vo-Tech senior Maiss Hussein’s victory this year in the state Poetry Out Loud competition was just as sweet …

Senior Maiss Hussein is the 2024 Delaware Poetry Out Loud winner.

Hodgson’s Maiss Hussein repeats as Delaware Poetry Out Loud champ

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Maiss Hussein, a senior at Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School, is once again Delaware’s Poetry Out Loud winner. She went back-to-back, winning this year’s competition at the Smyrna Opera House Thursday night with her rendition of “’Hope’ is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson.  The poem reads: “Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in …