2011 Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Did you know…
…the Kentucky Arts Council has awarded over $146,474 in grants for Poetry Out Loud since its beginning in 2006?

…185 schools have received grant funds for a poetry-based artist residency?

Welcome to the Poetry Out Loud participant site!

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Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest. The competition, presented in partnership with the Kentucky Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition.

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