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 Competition​
    PA Regional Competition:
    January 24, 2024

    Snowdate: January 25, 2024
    PA 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.


Karen Woods, Consultant

  • Mrs. Karen Woods

    Educational Consultant

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: 814-342-0884, ext. 3037 

    Direct: 814-422-4137

  • 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.
    Join our POL Mailing List by scanning the QR code below!
    Poetry Out Loud Mailing List QR