Poetry Out Loud seeks to foster the next generation of literary readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry – recitation and performance. The program builds on the resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, as seen in the slam poetry movement and the immense popularity of rap music among youth. Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into the English class. Through Poetry Out Loud, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.

This year, The University of Arizona Poetry Center will oversee Poetry Out Loud in Arizona, taking over statewide administration duties from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Visit UA Poetry Center’s Poetry Out Loud page for more info!

Register Now for 2024 Poetry Out Loud!

The registration portal for 2024 Arizona Poetry Out Loud is now open! Teachers and educators working with high school-level students can register to participate through October 31, 2023.

Read more


This message is only visible to admins.
Problem displaying Facebook posts. Backup cache in use.
Click to show error
Error: Error validating access token: The session has been invalidated because the user changed their password or Facebook has changed the session for security reasons. Type: OAuthException
We're very excited to visit Hilltop Gallery on February 1 to learn about the impact of arts and culture in City of Nogales, Arizona! In partnership with Patrons of the Arts, Inc. and Arizona Citizens for the Arts, we'll be hosting a community mixer with special guest Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research at Americans for the Arts and the architect of the landmark Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 national study! Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
We are beyond proud to share the news that our very own Tribal Relations Manager Anna Needham (Red Lake Ojibwe) will serve on the board of Grantmakers in the Arts! A national network of private, public, and corporate arts funders, Grantmakers in the Arts provides leadership and service that advances the use of philanthropic and governmental resources to support the growth of the arts and culture.**GIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS**Please give a warm welcome to our new GIA board members (pictured L to R): Susan A. Anderson (Alaska Pacific University); Jennifer Coleman (The George Gund Foundation); Anna Needham (Arizona Commission on the Arts); and Michelle Ramos (Foundation for Louisiana). We are glad to have you! In addition, Tariana Navas-Nieves will serve as Chair, Emiko Ono will serve as Secretary, and Pam Breaux will serve as Treasurer. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook