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 ninth year in New Jersey. To learn how to be a part of New Jersey Poetry Out Loud, click the Get Involved tab.
Registration is for the 2013-2014 school year has now closed
and school competitions are underway.
2013 NJPOL State Champion Kavita Oza
Photo by Frank Wojciechowski
CavanKerry Press interviews teacher Holly Smith, winner of the inaugural NJPOL Scholarship to Frost Place
On March 15, Cameron Clarke, a senior from Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School in Jersey City, was the runner-up in the New Jersey Poetry Out Loud State Finals. CavanKerry Press id thrilled to award his teacher, Holly Smith, the inaugural NJPOL Scholarship to The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. (Kavita Oza's teacher was unable to attend the conference.) Click here to read Holly's thoughts on NJ Poetry Out Loud, Cameron, and the scholarship.
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