Staff members of the Maine Arts Commission are preparing for the sixth year of Poetry Out Loud in Maine. This national poetry recitation contest is presented through a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.
More schools have signed up for this year's contest than for any previous year, and as final preparations are being made, it is nice to share a success story from our state champion from the previous two years.
William Whitham, from Bangor High School, was recently asked to recite poetry in Washington, DC., as part of the National Book Festival. William was interviewed during this event. You can access this interview below.
There are still some places left for those interested in this year's contest. For more information on the program please visit http://poetryoutloud.org/ Maine teachers wishing to sign their school up for the competition should e-mail John Holdridge at the Maine Arts Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “POL” in the subject heading of your e-mail.