2016 Poetry Out Loud
2014 St. Mary's County Poetry Out Loud Winners - Connor Joy, King’s Christian Academy, 12th Grade – First Place; Sage Burch, Leonardtown H.S, 11th Grade - Second Place; and Renae Thomas, St. Mary’s Ryken H.S., 12th Grade - Third Place. Pictured on the far left, Susan McNeill, organizer of Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud helps students
About the National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at arts.gov.
About the Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit www.poetryfoundation.org