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Niveah Glover, a 12th-grade student at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, is the 2024 Poetry Out Loud National Champion! The 2nd place winner is Tiana Renee Jones, a 10th-grade student at Whitefield Academy in Mableton, Georgia, and Nyla Dinkins, a 10th-grade student at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, DC took 3rd place.

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What’s It Like To Compete?

Nervous about reciting? Unsure of where to start? Don’t be—everything you need to help you perform a successful recitation is right here.

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““I love the fact that students are not just reading a poem or reading words, but they are actually sharing a part of their identity, sharing what’s important to them. The poems that I chose share a different facet of what I believe in, who I am.”

Sreepadaarchana Munjuluri, 2023 National Champion

For Teachers and Organizers

The Power of Poetry

Every year thousands of teachers integrate Poetry Out Loud into their curricula. This section has everything you need to run a successful program in your classroom.