2020 POL Regional Champions
The 2019-20 Washington State Poetry Out Loud Regional Champions at the State Final. Photo by Pavel Verbovski.

Poetry Out Loud is Going Virtual for the 2020-21 School Year!

Poetry Breaks Down Barriers

Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances.
– Maya Angelou

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition for high school students.  Participating students develop public speaking skills. They build self-confidence and learn to connect with literature in new ways, often discovering a new outlet for creative expression.

Poetry Out Loud is supported by The National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation.  ArtsWA coordinates and manages the program in Washington State.

View videos of students performing at the State Finals

Contact Info

For more information about this program, please send our Poetry Out Loud Coordinator an email.

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