Congratulations 2019 POL National Champion Isabella Callery of MN!
5 Questions with 3-time POL Finalist Nicholas Amador
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
Today's Featured Poet
Hailey Leithauser originally took poetry workshops as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, but stopped writing for almost 20 years while she pursued a career as a librarian. Standing in front of a van Gogh painting during a visit...
The heat so peaked tonight
the moon can’t cool
a scum-mucked swimming
pool, or breeze
emerge to lift the frowsy
ruff of owls too hot...
In the Spotlight
About Poetry Out Loud
Welcome to Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.