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A collage of images from past Poetry Out Loud competitions. Photos show students reciting poetry on stage and Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas speaking at a podium. Photos by Terry Gilliam.

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition Hosts Inaugural Poetry Showcase Aug. 1

For the first time in its history, the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition will host a day dedicated to poetry on Aug. 1. The performance schedule includes recitations and readings by 2019 Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Champion Anna Kahle and other POL participants, Ohio Poetry Association poets, and Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas.
Anna Kahle, a junior at Lima Central Catholic High School and Ohio Poetry Out Loud  state champion

Lima Student Wins 2019 Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Anna Kahle, a junior at Lima Central Catholic High School, was named the 2019 Ohio Poetry Out Loud state champion. She will go on to represent Ohio at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April.
2018 Poetry Out Loud third place winner Magnus Saebo, second place winner Anna Kahle, Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas, 2018 POL Ohio State Champion Caroline Delaney, Ohio Arts Council Arts Learning Coordinator Chiquita Mullins Lee, and Former State Senator Eric H. Kearney

Dayton Student Wins 2018 Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Caroline Delaney of Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School Will Represent Ohio at the 2018 Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington D.C., April 23-25

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