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CT Creative Futures Presents Poetry Out Loud

Learn how poetry can boost confidence, find courage, flame passion and teach the importance of resilience.

Allison Peters

Fox61

Published: 3:04 PM EDT April 1, 2022
Updated: 9:34 AM EDT May 2, 2022
Credit: Fox61

Since 2005, high school students from across Connecticut have benefited from Poetry Out Loud (POL), a program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation.

On average, more than 200,000 students nationwide take part each year. This free program encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. Not only does it enable students to learn about their literary heritage, it helps them master public speaking skills and builds self-confidence.