Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud Tennessee State Champion, Kendall Grimes, wins 2nd place and $10,000 at Nationals!
We are delighted to announce that the Poetry Out Loud Tennessee State Champion, Kendall Grimes, won 2nd place and a $10,000 award at the 2021 National Finals! Kendall competed in the national semifinals against 55 other students on May 2, 2021 and again in the Finals against the 9 finalists. Congrats to Kendall on her remarkable achievement! Read the official press release here.
New Study on the Impact of Poetry Out Loud
Line by Line: Transforming Student Lives and Learning with the Art of Poetry presents findings from an evaluation of Poetry Out Loud that involves data collection from ten sample schools assessing the program’s impact on poetry appreciation and engagement, social and emotional development, and academic performance. A fact sheet summarizing the results is also available.About POL
- Deadline to Request FREE POL educational materials
2021-22 Poetry Out Loud National Finals to be held virtually
In order to ensure the safety and health of participating students and staff, the 2021 POL National Finals will be held virtually in lieu of holding them on-site in Washington D.C. as previously planned.
Watch 2020 student recitations on the Poetry Out Loud YouTube channel