Triad Stage serves as the host of North Carolina's Poetry Out Loud state competition. Poetry Out Loud is a national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation that encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps high school students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Students have the opportunity to compete at classroom, school, district, state, and national levels for cash prizes and money for their schools to purchase poetry books.
Congratulations to our 2022 NC State Champion Gabriella Burwell from Knightdale High School!
We are so proud of all of the hard work our students, teachers, and coordinators to bring this program to life.
Questions?Email Sarah Hankins, NC Poetry Out Loud Coordinator for more information and guidance. In addition you can you can visit the national website for teacher's guides, lesson plans, information about hosting a competition, and the POL Anthology of poems.
For more information about Poetry Out Loud contact firstname.lastname@example.org.