Be Part of Poetry Out Loud



Regional Competition will be held at Onondaga Community College on February 11, 2014.

Teachers & Writers Collaborative is pleased to have been selected by the New York State Council on the Arts to administer Poetry Out Loud statewide. Teachers & Writers seeks to educate the imagination by offering innovative creative writing programs and by providing a variety of publications and resources to support learning through the literary arts.

To participate in the official New York state and national competitions, your school must register with Teachers & Writers Collaborative by November 15th, 2013.

Participating teachers can download everything they need to run a successful competition. Resources available on the Poetry Out Loud website ( include videos, a guide for judges, a searchable anthology of more than 650 poems, downloadable score sheets and a tallying system, and much more. Over the coming weeks, you will find additional information and dates for the regional and state finals in the POL section of the Teachers & Writers Collaborative website

If you have questions about Poetry Out Loud, please e-mail at, or call 212-691-6590.

Download School Registration Form
Download Teacher's Guide

Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation competition that encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through performance and recitation. The goal for this program is to promote poetry in both the classroom and the community. PoetryOut Loud provides an entry point for students to learn to love poetry and own their favorite poems for a lifetime. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation joined together to create Poetry Out Loud in 2004. Now, in partnership with state arts agencies, dynamic poetry recitation competitions are taking place in classrooms across the country.

Open to students in ninth through twelfth grade, Poetry Out Loud provides teachers the tools to introduce their students to a broad spectrum of poetry. Poetry Out Loud has grown from a pilot project in Washington, DC and Chicago to involve millions of students across the country. Champions from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands compete at the National Finals in Washington, DC.



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