Poetry Out Loud: Nebraska!

Regional Competitions

Each school in the POL program sends one student to compete (teachers, friends, and families are welcome to attend).

Kearney | Sun. Feb. 16, 20 | Kearney Public Library | 1:30pm-3:30pm           

Omaha  | Sat. Feb. 22, 20 | Joslyn Art Museum | 1:30pm-3:30pm

Travel stipends available to schools
more than 75 miles from nearest regional event

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POETRY OUT LOUD encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. POL is a great way to bring poetry alive for both students and teachers.

  • POL is free of charge!
  • All Nebraska high schools are invited to participate.
  • Students compete for a free trip to Washington DC and over $50,000 in scholarships and prizes
  • POL meets many Nebraska ELA and Theatre standards, as well as NCTE standards. 
  • NAC provides personalized assistance to help teachers get started and carry out the program.
  • Free artist school visits by professional performing artists and poets
  •   Visit the Poetry Out Loud website to learn more.

POL meets Nebraska's educational standards in English Language Arts & Theatre.

Previous POL Videos

2016 Video

2015 Video

2014 Video