Poetry Out Loud
Grades: 9th - 12th
- Register to participation in the program by mid December and complete local competition by start of February
- Regional competitions will be held the first three weeks in February.
- State competition to be held the last week of February.
- National competition in Washington, D.C. in late April.
Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and SCSC.