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Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud - the national poetry recitation competition - has ignited a passion for poetry among high school students across the country. Students are challenged to learn and bring to life an established poetic work, with one winner from each state going on to the national competition.

Watch the 2016 Vermont Finals (March 17) recorded at our studios!


  • Haley Bouchard, South Burlington High School
  • Kaili Osier, Green Mountain Union High School
  • Hannah Funk, Mount Abraham Union High School
  • Lee Gallagher, Mount Anthony Union High School
  • Taite Clark, The Sharon Academy
  • Ekaterina Langlois, Bellows Free Academy Fairfax
  • Maggie Fitzgerald, Rice Memorial High School
  • Eliza Goodell, Oxbow High School
  • Isabel Kotlowitz. Thetford Academy
  • Anna Van Dine, Harwood Union High School

Poetry of years past...

2015 Finals

2014 Finals

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For more great poetry, check out our new series, Poets And Their Craft.
Vermont PBS brings eleven of Vermont’s leading poets together in a new series, recorded in front of live audiences at intimate bookstore settings across the state. Eleven Vermont poets read and discuss their work in highlights from a statewide 2015 Poets & Their Craft lecture series held at bookstores across Vermont.


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