“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.”
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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.”
“For me, there is just something magical about getting up in front of a crowd and reciting works of poetry,” says 17 year-old Matthew Kaplan of Phoenix. “This year I treated Poetry Out Loud less as a competition than I had in years past, and I have loved every moment.”
During the week of April 27-29, 2011, 53 high school students came together at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington D. C. to compete for scholarships in the Poetry Out Loud National Finals.We are so proud of Arizona’s Poetry Out Loud State Champion, Steffi McNerney, and her performance at the National Finals. We congratulate her on all of her accomplishments with… Read more »