Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is a free national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in partnership with the Illinois Arts Council Agency.  Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition. The Illinois Arts Council Agency designated the Rockford Area Arts Council as the regional coordinator of the Northern Illinois Poetry Out Loud competition. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the City of Rockford and our members.