Poetry Out Loud

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Image: 2023 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Sreepadaarchana Munjuluri of Indiana. Credit: James Kegley.

About the Program

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest that encourages high school students to memorize and recite great poems. It is a joint program of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Mid Atlantic Arts produces the finals competition during which state and territorial winners from the United States compete for more than $100,000 in prizes.

To learn more, visit the Poetry Out Loud website.

Poetry Out Loud is supported by:

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