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POL Semifinals and National Finals Webcast Live!

Enjoy this live, one-time only webcast of the Poetry Out Loud semifinals and finals. The state champions will compete at the Poetry Out Loud semifinals on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Nine finalists will advance to the national finals, also held at the Lisner Auditorium, on Wednesday, April 25 from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. ET. Both events will be webcast live. Live captioning will be available.

Posted on 04.23.18

POL Tips and Examples

You've memorized your poems, you know them inside and out, and now it's time to perform. Nervous? Don't be. Watch these recitation tips from actor and poet, LaCrisha Brown. She highlights 5 things to keep in mind when practicing and performing your poems.

1. Be present

2. Practice good articulation

3. Don't overdo it

4. Know your poem

5. Have fun!

Watch the full video here.

You've got this!

Posted on 01.29.18

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