Notable Quotable: Elizabeth Acevedo, 2016 Poetry Out Loud Finals Host

By Paulette Beete
quote by Liz Acevedo I've always loved that a  poem can be carried in the body. That unlike a novel or a song that might require musical accompaniment reciting a poem needs nothing but a willing voice. Not even a microphone or clapping or a melody.

Did you know you can watch the Poetry Out Loud Semifinals from 9am - 8pm ET tomorrow on

Then join us and poet-host Elizabeth Acevedo for the National Finals on Wednesday night at 7pm ET to find out who'll be the 2016 Poetry Out Loud National Champion! It's FREE to attend in person in DC at GWU's Lisner Auditorium, or watch live on

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