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Sat,11 Oct 2014
Top 10 tips for writing poetry
Andrew Motion on how to make it as a poet
Mon,13 Oct 2014
Our guest editor Grayson Perry invites the novelist Martin Amis to his studio to discuss art, violence and the end of ...
Our guest editor Grayson Perry invites the novelist Martin Amis to his studio to discuss art, violence and the end of men.
Mon,20 Oct 2014
Senator Angus King knows that being a man without a party comes with perks
The independent from Maine knows what Senate candidates Greg Orman and Larry Pressler hope to find out.
Wed,08 Oct 2014
Richard Blanco’s Gay Latino Survival Kit
The first immigrant and the first openly gay man to be the inaugural poet, the Cuban-born author talks about exile, his new memoir, and the forces that formed him.
Tue,30 Sep 2014
Small Start-Up Company, Moonbow LLC, Launches Major Online Social Network:
Write it. Share it. And listen to real people read your work out loud. []
Sun,28 Sep 2014
Every day brings a chance for young poets to be heard
Being young can often mean a lot of people will disregard what you have to say.So a group of friends from South Auckland's McAuley High School are using poetry to make sure their voices are heard loud and clear."When you put yourself...
Wed,22 Oct 2014
The Joy of the Memorized Poem
William Butler Yeats’ “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” is about the allure of an imagined refuge. The poem’s distressed urban speaker fantasizes about fleeing the city and retreating to an idyllic Irish island; his fervid mantra is “I will arise and go.” For Billy Collins, author of Aimless Love, poetry itself is that sanctuary, a place to seek peace when times are tough. In our conversation for ...
Wed,08 Oct 2014
Michael teaches English at the high school. His classroom is in one of the portables set up beside the outdoor basketball court, the garage where the guys in auto shop fix cars. During Grade 12 drama, I spent a lot of time in there with Mr. Chen who’d come from the city, who Lara thought... More »
Fri,10 Oct 2014
Fug the Show: Nashville recap, season 3, episode 3
Imagine that: Slightly peppier music, storylines crossing — or attempting to — and what appears to be Hayden Panettiere’s actual hair. Nashville , are you feeling okay? Because you’re not acting like yourself.
Tue,07 Oct 2014
“I doubt Donald Antrim feels that way”: Diane Cook and Marie-Helene Bertino talk revision, realism, reviews — and ...
Secrets of the writing life from the authors of "Man v Nature" and "2 a.m. at the Cat's Pajamas"

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is recesitation poetry which can feature a broad range of voices, styles, cultural traditions, and approaches to writing and performance.

The Poetry Out Loud: Recitation Contest was created in 2006 by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation. The contest was created to increase awareness in the art of performing poetry, with substantial cash prizes being awarded to schools that participated as well as representatives from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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