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.


Congratulations to the 2019 Oklahoma Poetry Out Loud Champion, Keayla Anderson from Lawton High School (Oklahoma)! Keayla will be representing the 22 statewide participants in the national contest in Washington DC on April 29th.



Congratulations also to our runner-up, Piper Lloyd from Bethany High School!


All of the students did an amazing job with their recitations.

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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