Press Releases

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April 12, 2016 America’s Next Poetry Out Loud Champion Named at National Finals, May 3-4, 2016, Webcast Live
March 17, 2015 Poetry Out Loud Celebrates its 10th Year at National Finals, April 28-29, 2015
May 4, 2014 Poetry Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts Announce Anita Norman as 2014 Poetry Out Loud National Champion
April 30, 2014 Final Contest for the Title of National Poetry Out Loud Champion on April 30, 2014
April 2, 2014 Poetry Out Loud National Finals
May 1, 2013 Poetry Foundation and NEA Announce Langston Ward as 2013 Poetry Out Loud National Champion
April 30, 2013 Nine Student Finalists Compete for $50,000 at the 2013 Poetry Out Loud National Finals
April 9, 2013 Poetry Foundation and NEA Announce the 2013 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud
May 16, 2012 Poetry Foundation and NEA Announce Kristen Dupard as 2012 Poetry Out Loud National Champion
May 15, 2012 Nine Student Finalists Compete for $50,000 at 2012 Poetry Out Loud National Finals
April 23, 2012 Poetry Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts Announce the 2012 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud
May 2, 2011 Poetry Foundation and NEA Announce Youssef Biaz as 2011 Poetry Out Loud National Champion
April 14, 2011 Poetry Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts Announce the 2011 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud
April 28, 2010 Poetry Foundation and NEA Announce Amber Rose Johnson as 2010 National Winner of Poetry Out Loud
April 15, 2010 Poetry Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts Announce the 2010 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud
April 29, 2009 Poetry Foundation and National Arts Endowment Announce 2009 Winner of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest
March 24, 2009 Poetry Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts Announce the 2009 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest
April 17, 2008 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS AND THE POETRY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE 2008 NATIONAL FINALS OF POETRY OUT LOUD: NATIONAL RECITATION CONTEST
May 3, 2007 National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Foundation Announce 2007 National Champion of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest
April 9, 2007 POETRY FOUNDATION AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCE THE 2007 NATIONAL FINALS OF POETRY OUT LOUD: NATIONAL RECITATION CONTEST
May 1, 2006 Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts Announce the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest
November 17, 2005 The Poetry Foundation Announces POETRY OUT LOUD: NATIONAL RECITATION CONTEST

What People are Saying

"POL has opened my mind to many kinds of poetry. Before competing, my experience with poetry was limited to Dr. Seuss. I now find myself making literary references, having analytical conversations with my peers and mentors about poetry, and recalling poems throughout my day."
Mikayla Bates
2016 UT POL Champion