Poetry Out Loud has become a huge event over the past few years. The subtitle for the program is "The National Recitation Contest." It is a contest for high school students in which they recite poetry from memory. New Hampshire is having its east regional final on Monday, March 8, at Southern New Hampshire University. The winner will go on to compete with other NH students on March 20, at Keene State, and the state winner will go on to compete against other state finalists in Washington, DC, on April 27.
Here's a video of a former NH Poetry Out Loud champion, Laura Messner reciting "Golden Retrievals" by Mark Doty:
The next time you're in our poetry section, look for Poetry Out Loud [821.008 POE], and The Spoken Word Revolution: (Slam, Hip Hop, & the Poetry of a New Generation) [811.508 SPO], which comes with a CD.
For more fun with poetry, visit Teaching Books for the Poetry Friday Round-Up.