In the Spotlight

Visit Us at NCTE 2014 in DC!

Going to the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in DC this week? If so, make sure you stop by the Poetry Out Loud booth in the Exhibit Hall. We will be in booth 209 handing out free POL swag and answering any and all questions about the program. Also, please feel free to stop by and tell us how we're doing; we are always eager to hear your suggestions! 


Download the NCTE 2014 app to mark the sessions you want to attend and the exhibitor booths you don't want to miss. 

Poetry Out Loud Booth 209

Prince George's Exhibit Hall, Gaylord Convention Center

Friday, November 21, 12-6 pm

Saturday, November 22, 9 am-5 pm

Sunday, November 23, 9 am-1 pm

Hope to see you in DC!!

2014 Recitations now on YouTube!

Select recitations from the 2014 National Finals are now up on YouTube!

National Champion Anita Norman (TN) recites "The Layers" by Stanley Kunitz

3rd Place Winner Natasha Vargas (NJ) recites "Ecology by Jack Collom

MO Champ and Nat'l Finalist Thomas Fields recites "The Canonization" by John Donne

TX Champ and Nat'l Finalist Kristina Watkins recites "The Pomegranate and the Big Cowd" by Alberto Rios

WV Champ and Nat'l Finalist Austin Gage recites "Strange Meeting" by Wilfred Owen

WA Champ and Nat'l Finalist Elizabeth Mo recites "The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee" by N. Scott Momaday

MI Champion Matthew Webb recites "The Empty Dance Shoes" by Cornelius Eady 

Also be sure to check out our new video to celebrate 10 years of Poetry Out Loud!