Poetry Out Loud
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is now independently managing the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. Please visit www.arts.virginia.gov/programs_POL.html to participate in this innovative arts program in its 10th Anniversary Year.
What is Poetry Out Loud?
The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with U.S. state arts agencies to support Poetry Out Loud , a contest that encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.