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Monday, August 7, 2017

A quick summer hello & POL update

I hope you are all enjoying the summer and your time away from the classroom!

We have 12 schools registered so far and are looking forward to more joining as we move into fall and the new school year.

There are a few updates and resources below for those who are interested but we will keep this light and let you enjoy the last few weeks of summer.

More updates and information on the teacher orientations dates will be coming soon.
  • Here is a calendar of important dates for 2017-2018 POL school year; it is in progress and will continue to be updated as dates are confirmed. All important dates can also be found on the NH POL homepage.
  • Teacher's Guides can be downloaded here or hard copies will be available for pick up at the teacher orientations (dates TBD).
  • The 2017-2018 POL online anthology will be available by September 1st

Until September...
Caitlin

Monday, June 26, 2017

Registration Open 2017-18 Poetry Out Loud

Welcome to the 13th year of Poetry Out Loud in New Hampshire!
We are accepting applications to the program from all NH public, private, and charter high schools. All schools will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. The program is limited to 45 schools.

What is Poetry Out Loud?
  • A free and fun curricular unit that deeply engages students in our nation’s literary heritage through classic poetry.
  • An opportunity for your students to compete in school, regional, and state-wide competitions.
  • A national model in poetry instruction that is supported by the NH State Council on the Arts, NH Writers Project, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation.
  • A teacher-friendly, flexible program that can be integrated into the English Language Arts curriculum or existing poetry units with curriculum materials which support the English Language Arts, History, and Theatre Arts standards. To learn more about these connections check the Poetry Out Loud Teacher’s Guide at www.poetryoutloud.org.
  • Free training and resources which include a teachers’ manual, professional development clinics for educators, poetry recitation and public speaking clinics for students, access to our updated online poetry anthology, state-wide teachers’ blog, and resources.
 Key Dates to Remember:
  • Deadline to hold school competitions: 2/14/18 (book your school venue ASAP!)
  • Semi Final Competitions 2/19/2018 - 3/1/2018
  • State Finals Competition: 3/14/2018

To Learn More:
Visit the NH State Council on the Arts to learn more about Poetry Out Loud in New Hampshire and the resources that are available to support your school in implementing the program.

To Register Visit:
Register electronically. You will be asked to:
  • Identify the lead POL coordinators for your school
  • Estimate the number of students and classrooms participating
  • How many years you have participated in the program
  • Alert us to any teaching resources that would be helpful to you in implementing the program.

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email. We look forward to partnering with your school to celebrate poetry and student growth.  


Caitlin Delaney
Poetry Out Loud Coordinator
Opus Advisors 


Julianne Gadoury
Arts Education Coordinator
NH State council on the Arts