The Arizona Poetry Out Loud Southern Regional Competition was held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at University of Arizona Poetry Center in Tucson, AZ. The finalists are:
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The Arizona Poetry Out Loud Northern Regional Competition was held on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ. The finalists are:
The Arizona Poetry Out Loud Central Regional Competition was held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the ASU Memorial Union in Tempe, AZ. The finalists (in no particular order) are:
Each year, thousands of students across the state compete in Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation competition. This month, each participating school will send their champion to one of three regional competitions to determine which 9 students will vie for the title of state champion.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce that the 2016 Arizona Poetry Out Loud state finals event will return to the downtown Phoenix studios of Eight, Arizona PBS. The event, which will be held in March 2016, will be taped and broadcast to communities throughout the state.
Beyond having his work featured in the Poetry Out Loud anthology, Ríos has contributed to Arizona’s Poetry Out Loud program in a number of ways over the years. He has acted as a host, a judge, and a guest of honor. Recently, Ríos shared his thoughts on the program, its benefits, and the difference between performing a poem and living a poem.
The school registration deadline for Arizona Poetry Out Loud is only a month away–October 30, 2015. We understand that teachers and school administrators who are still on the fence about whether to register or not may need a little more encouragement, so today we present five reasons that teachers love Poetry Out Loud.
“Find a poem that speaks to you. Find a poem that tugs at your soul and makes it easy for you to envision yourself reciting its words to an audience. Spend time choosing a poem that suits you and your interests. Meet the words, know the words, carry them with you and speak them with the intention of making others feel them.”
Registration is now open for Arizona Poetry Out Loud 2016. Teachers who would like to participate register themselves for the program. Through Poetry Out Loud, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.
“I relish the way a pattern of certain consonants comes together or the sounds of assonance and alliteration. It’s a really fun challenge to not only find those moments in the text, but also convey those moments in a way that your audience catches them or is moved by them in a way that isn’t distracting.”