Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition and educational program that encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.
This free program helps students in grades 9 - 12 master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about our literary heritage. Students also have the opportunity to compete for a expenses paid trip to Washington DC and over $50,000 in scholarships and prizes.
POETRY OUT LOUD encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. POL helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. POL is a great way to bring poetry alive for both students and teachers.
- All Kansas high schools are invited to participate.
- POL is free of charge!
- Students compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes.
- POL meets many Kansas ELA and Theatre standards, as well as NCTE standards.
- KCAIC provides personalized assistance to help teachers get started and carry out the program.
Learn more about Kansas's Chapter of POL here.