Poetry Out Loud is a free poetry recitation contest for high-school students (grades 9-12) in both public and private schools. Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.

Important Dates and Deadlines for 2018-2019


o School registration 9/1/18- 11/30/18
o Classroom contest window is 11/1/18-2/1/19
o Statewide Contest at UCO is 3/7/19
o National Contest in Washington DC is 4/29-5/1/19


School RegistrationCLOSED

Teacher Packet

Poetry Out Loud Calendar of Events

Poetry Out Loud Catalog

Poetry Out Loud Teacher Posters

National Poetry Out Loud Website





This project is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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