Southern Arizona Poetry Out Loud Semi-Finals

High school students from around Southern Arizona will perform favorite poems in dramatic fashion and compete for a chance to represent the state of Arizona at the national competition.

Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest is a national program for high-school students and teachers that seeks to foster the next generation of literary readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry – recitation and performance. The National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation partner with state arts agencies to bring the Poetry Out Loud program to all 50 states and the US territories.