Poetry, as an oral art form, is experiencing a dynamic resurgence that is capturing the imagination of hundreds of thousands of students across the nation. Here, in New Jersey, Poetry Out Loud is creating a rich educational landscape that celebrates the "universal appeal of verse." Designed to engage the creative imaginations of all high school students, New Jersey Poetry Loud aims to work with each high school across the state's 21 counties.
Poetry Out Loud is a free national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Poetry Out Loud encourages the nation's youth to learn about great property through memorization and performance. This exciting program is now in its tenth year in New Jersey.
Registration and key dates for the 2015 New Jersey Poetry Out Loud program will be available soon.
Watch 2015 State Champion Beatrice Dimaculangan perform "The Universe As Primal Scream" by Tracy K. Smith: