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2020 Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Champion Austin Smith

Austin Smith of Bexley Named 2020 Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Champion

Austin Smith, a senior at Bexley High School, took home the title of Ohio's 2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion after reciting three poems during the Poetry Out Loud State Finals on March 6.
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9 Students to Compete in Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Nine Ohio high school students will compete for the title of Ohio’s 2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion on March 6 at the King Arts Complex’s Nicholson Auditorium in Columbus.
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Ohio Poetry Out Loud Turns 15, Celebrates New Partnerships

Registration is now open for 2019-20 Ohio Poetry Out Loud (POL). Now in its 15th year, POL connects high school students to some of the best poetry ever written from a diverse array of poets from around the world and gives them a chance to represent their states on the national stage.
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, a column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Column 12

Forget the Pulitzers. Forget the MacArthur “Genius” grant, The New Yorker, and all the other laurels too. In this column, Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas discusses the oral tradition of poetry and how the greatest honor for a poet—and for a poem—is to be known by heart, memorized and recited.
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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