Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud Information

Download the POL Teacher Guide 22-23

For questions, please contact Julia Stark, Arts Learning Specialist at julia.stark@tn.gov (615) 532-5934.

A 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.



2023 Tennessee State POL Competition March 3-4 in Nashville, TN

The in-person competition will take place at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN. More details to come.

CLICK HERE: 2023 School Champion State Finals Registration Form 

About POL
Friday, December, 2
  • Schedule a workshop and residency
Friday, January, 13
  • Deadline to schedule and register school competition.
Friday, February , 3
  • Deadline to register school champion for TN State Finals Competition.
Friday and Saturday, March, 3-4
  • POL TN State Finals Competition in Nashville, TN.
Thursday-Saturday, May, 8-10
  • National POL Finals in Washington, D.C.

2022-2023 School Competition Registration Form

Register by Friday, January 13, 2023

Request Free Materials

Access free online materials, and sign up to receive the Poetry Out Loud Teacher's Guide.

Access the POL Online Anthology

The 2022-2023 POL Anthology hosts over 1,100 poems!

The 2023 National POL Competition will take place May 8-10 in Washington, D.C.

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