Poetry Out Loud is a national, high school poetry recitation competition developed by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. The program is free and encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. Participation helps students master public speaking skills, build self- confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. The program increases student engagement in literature classes, provides non-academic scholarship opportunities, for students, and creates statewide cultural connections for schools.
For more information, contact Leea Russell, Director of Education at LRussell@artsbr.org or call 225-344-8558 Ext. 227