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Poetry Out Loud


Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest sponsored by The Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.  The program combines elements of slam poetry and spoken word performance to return poetry to its oral, communal roots. POL uses a pyramid structure in which students compete at the school, regional, state, and national level.  Hopewell Valley CHS has participated in the program since 2015. 


Information on the national program, as well as the online poetry anthology and poetry videos, can be found here


Information on New Jersey POL and regional competition registration can be found here


2018 CHS Poetry Out Loud finalists