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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...
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...
Tue,15 Apr 2014
Bowie High student places third in poetry competition -- Gazette.Net
A Bowie High School student placed third in a state poetry competition after winning her grade, school and county level competitions. Aquilah Nelson , a junior, placed third at the Poetry Out Loud state competition where the winner, Akash Menon of Frederick County will represent Maryland in the competition’s finals.
Tue,15 Apr 2014
Interview with a Poet—Kate Middleton
This year, we explore poetry with some of Meanjin ’s contributing poets. Our second interview in this series is with Kate Middleton. Her poem ‘Pequod’ ( Meanjin 72.4) can be found here .
Tue,18 Mar 2014
NH has new Poetry Out Loud winner
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has a new Poetry Out Loud champion.        
Sun,23 Mar 2014
Detroit student Webb wins Poetry Out Loud contest
Lansing — A Detroit Cass Technical High School student is the 2014 Michigan Poetry Out Loud champion.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Mon,14 Apr 2014
4.14.14: The Age Of Radiance, The Girls Of Atomic City, Russian National Fitness & Poetry Out Loud
Happy Monday, everyone! Halfway through April and the nice weather is finally here. There's a little bit of every subject on today's Word of Mouth. We...

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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