Poetry Out Loud


How do we help young people enjoy poetry? One answer is Poetry Out Loud (POL), a national recitation contest open to high school students. Poetry Out Loud generates a love of poetry, helps students master public speaking, and builds self-confidence.

Contra Costa high school students have been active in Poetry Out Loud since 2008. The program is open to all high schools in the county. (Homeschoolers can also participate.) To learn more, including how to register your school, contact Robin Moore, the Contra Costa County Poetry Out Loud coordinator at Poetry Out Loud It's easy!

See and hear students from our 2017 Poetry Out Loud Competition explain why they love POL