Poetry Out Loud is the national poetry recitation contest that encourages high school students (grades 9-12) to learn about great works of classic and contemporary poetry through memorization and recitation. New Jersey is a national leader in school, student, teacher, and classroom POL participation. In 2017-18, nearly 30% of all eligible schools in New Jersey participated.

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Writers Theatre. We’ve partnered with NJSCA for the past 14 years on this program.

To register or for more information on New Jersey Poetry Out Loud, please visit the NJPOL website by clicking here.

Are you a teacher looking for information on registering your school for POL?  Click here.

Are you a teacher looking for Travel and Workshop Fund Information and Application?  Click here.

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