Celebrate National Poetry Month with Poetry Out Loud!

By Paulette Beete

We're excited to announce that the Poetry Out Loud National Finals will be taking place virtually for the first time ever in the program's 16-year history. We're broadcasting the semi-finals on May 2 and the finals on May 27, and you can tune in to both right at arts.gov.

In case you've forgotten how immensely talented these teens are, here's a round-up of recitations from some of the 2020 POL participants. Visit the National Endowment for the Arts YouTube channel for more!

Katarina Agnew (Alabama)

Sylvia Dale (Arizona)

Camille Decker (Delaware)

Charles Hsu (Illinois)

Santiago Max Vasquez Luque (Kansas)

Mary Margaret Hughes (Missouri)

Juan de la Cruz (Nebraska)

Marriana Flores (North Carolina)

 Olivia Slaughter (Utah)