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Poetry Out Loud News

Mon,21 Apr 2014
Yerington Student Competes in Washington, D.C., at Poetry Out Loud National Finals
Christian Schunke, a senior at Yerington High School in Lyon County, will compete in the National Finals for Poetry Out Loud Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 and 30 in Washington, D.C. He is one of 53 finalists from a field of 375,000 who competed nationally.
Mon,14 Apr 2014
Poetry Out Loud: Eden Suoth
What national competition includes poetry, high school students, and more enthusiasm than e.e. cummings with an all-punctuation typewriter? Poetry Out...
Thu,17 Apr 2014
Poetry Out Loud: Hannah Gould
We're continuing our Poetry Out Loud feature with Hannah Gould, a Junior at Jesse Remington High School. Hannah joined us in studio to recite the poem...
Fri,18 Apr 2014
Poetry Out Loud: Hannah Burke
We're continuing our Poetry Out Loud feature with Hannah Burke, a Junior at Jesse Remington High School. Hannah joined us in studio to recite the poem...
Tue,15 Apr 2014
Poetry Out Loud: Aliyah Brown
Continuing our celebration of the talent from Poetry Out Loud, today we he hear from Aliyah Brown, a junior at John Stark Regional High School. Brown...
Mon,31 Mar 2014
Lawrence High School senior heads to national Poetry Out Loud championship
Natasha Vargas, an 18-year-old senior, won the 2014 Poetry Out Loud state championships, beating nine other finalists at the end of the yearlong contest presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Vargas won $200 and the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C., next month to represent New Jersey in the final round of the national recitation contest.
Wed,16 Apr 2014
Poetry Out Loud: Frentzen Pakpahan
Continuing our celebration of the talent from Poetry Out Loud, today we he hear from Frentzen Pakpahan, a sophomore at Dover High School. Pakpahan...
Thu,10 Apr 2014
Pen an Application to Scholarships for Poets, Writers
Whether you're an aspiring poet looking to fund your writing degree or an inspired biology major with an extracurricular knack for spoken word performance, there are scholarship selection committees waiting to enjoy your poetry, prose and other creative works. The Poetry Foundation sponsors the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships. This scholarship is great for young ...
Sun,06 Apr 2014
School Bytes: Monterey County has winners and more
The California Arts Council has awarded Pacific Grove High School teacher Larry Haggquist the second annual Hero Award for the Poetry Out Loud program.
Fri,04 Apr 2014
Two-time poetry champ returns to nationals
- Rosie Reyes, 18, to represent CAL at the national Poetry Out Loud competition Rosie Reyes couldn’t believe the moment she was announced the second-time winner of Oregon’s Poetry Out Loud competition. Since last year’s national competition, Reyes made it her mission to return to Washington, D.C. She even recited ...

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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