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Poetry Out Loud


ArtsOC is the organzier for this year's Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition. The Poetry Out Loud contest encourages high school students to learn about poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. 

  • The Orange County Kickoff will be Saturday, Nov. 6th at 10 am. Sign up here to attend.
  • Schools and Community Organizations can register by December 15th, 2021 to host regional competitions. Register here to host a competition.

For more information, contact ArtsOC's Poetry Out Loud Program Manager, Elizabeth Miller, or Poetry Out Loud Coordinator and Coach, Marcus Omari.

You can also learn more about Poetry Out Loud (POL) at the OCDE Newsroom. You can also browse poems at the Poetry Out Loud Anthology.​​