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Dear Poetry Lovers!
Stay tuned for 2021 Poetry Out Loud! Registration will open soon! 


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Congratulations to our 2020 Poetry Out Loud New York State Winner, Zaida Polanco and Runner Up, Mekhala Mantravadi!
Thank you to all of our talented participants who made the 2020 Poetry Out Loud New York State Final special! 




  • The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.
  • The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It has embarked on an ambitious plan to bring the best poetry before the largest possible audiences.
  • New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York’s citizens.