Presented by Delaware Division of the Arts
Over a dozen Delaware high school students will compete in the Poetry Out Loud state finals at the Smyrna Opera House on Tuesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend.
Each of the participants will recite three poems that they have selected, studied, and practiced, representing more than 40 different poets including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Langston Hughes, William Ernest Henley, Robert Frost, and Emily Dickinson.
The recitations are inspiring, moving, sometimes humorous, and always engaging. The winner will receive $200 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC, to compete in the national championship from April 24 - 26, where $50,000 in cash prizes and school stipends are awarded.