Poetry Out Loud

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Photos of the top nine Poetry Out Loud finalists
WHAT: Nine student finalists representing high schools from Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Vermont match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of 2019 Poetry Out Loud National...
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WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 53 high school students who advanced from poetry recitation competitions in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will gather to match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation will welcome high school students from across the country to Washington, DC, April 30-May 1, 2019 to compete in the national finals of Poetry Out Loud and the chance to win a grand prize of $20,000...
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WHAT: Nine student finalists representing high schools from Arizona, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Vermont match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of 2018 Poetry Out...
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Washington, DC— Reciting the words of poets such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Li-Young Lee, and Emily Brontë, students from all across the country will compete for the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a grand prize of $20,000. The national finals will take place in...
Graphic with photos of the nine poetry out loud finalists
WHAT: Nine student finalists representing high schools from Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, and South Dakota match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of 2017 Poetry Out Loud...
Logo for the Poetry Out Loud program - a microphone and words
Washington, DC —Since 2005, 3.3 million students from across the country have memorized some of the best poetry, sharing their interpretation of the work of poets such as Judith Ortiz Cofer, Walt Whitman, and Kevin Young through a dynamic recitation competition—National...
A teenage girl in a black dress speaks at a microphone with a Poetry Out Loud sign behind her.
WHAT: Nine student finalists representing high schools from Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Puerto Rico, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of National Poetry Out Loud...
Logo for the Poetry Out Loud program - a microphone and words
WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, May 3, 53 high school students who advanced from poetry recitation competitions in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will gather to match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in the...
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WASHINGTON, DC – Poet Edgar Albert Guest once asked, “How much grit do you think you’ve got?” On May 3 and 4 in Washington, DC, high school students from every state will test their grit and wit in the national finals of Poetry Out Loud, the nation’s largest youth poetry...

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