Poetry Out Loud
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 for high school students 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, and the state and jurisdictional arts agencies.
2023-2024 Poetry Out Loud CompetitionPA Regional Competition:
January 24, 2024
Snowdate: January 25, 2024PA State Competition:
The 2024 Poetry Out Loud National Finals will be TBD.National Finals Competition:
The 2024 PA Poetry Out Loud state competition TBD, in Washington, DC.
Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud resources for teachers and students, including the anthology of poems, PDF teacher’s guide, recitation tips, how to host a competition, and more
Poetry Out Loud Facebook
Poetry Out Loud is on Facebook! Stay up-to-date with the latest updates
Outstanding resources for teachers and students. Search for poems and poets, explore thematic collections, listen to audio.
POL Teachers & Organizers
For the Teacher’s Guide and other resources for teachers and organizers.
Poetry Out Loud YouTube
Performances, tips, interviews, and more.
POL Mobile App
Download the free POL app!
With this app, students can easily find, save, and practice poems for the competition on their phones or tablets. Many thanks to our wonderful partners at the Poetry Foundation for developing this.Available for download on the Apple & Android Mobile Apps.
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