Poetry Out Loud

What is Poetry Out Loud?

Poetry Out Loud (POL), an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. 


NYS Poetry Out Loud: Get involved!

Registration is now open for the coming year's POL in NY! Register early to get information first!



Registration FormEarly registration deadline is June 30, 2014. Register early to help us plan for the NY regionals!     

Competition Structure Here is what you need to know to run a POL competition!  

Key DatesAll the dates and deadlines that you need to know for the upcoming POL competition in NY State! 

 NYS Poetry Out Loud: Prior Years

Congratulations to the 20 students who competed to be New York State's 2014 Poetry Out Loud champion, and the 2014 New York State Champion, Schuyler Press! #POL14

Contact NYS Poetry Out Loud
The who's who of New York's Poetry Out Loud!  



The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It has embarked on an ambitious plan to bring the best poetry before the largest possible audiences.
NYSCA, The New York State Council on the Arts, is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York's citizens.