Congratulations to 2018 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Janae Claxton of South Carolina!
Interview with 2018 Champ Janae Claxton and her recitation of CK William's "The Gaffe".
Living In Words For a While: Interview With a Poetry Out Loud Teacher
Finding The Poem That Fits: Teachers & Writers Magazine Interview with Samara Huggins
Today's Featured Poet
The son of former slaves, Paul Laurence Dunbar was the first African-American poet to reach a wide audience, publishing prolifically before his early death. His use of both dialect and standard English to portray his culture’s folkways, joys, and travails...
Come when the nights are bright with stars
Or come when the moon is mellow;
Come when the sun his golden bars
Drops on the hay-field yellow.
Come in the twilight soft and gray,
Come in the night or come...
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