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We ❤️ this test photo of our top three PoetryOutLoud champs! From l-r: 3rd place finisher Iree Mann of NY; 2017 National Champ Samara Elan Huggins of GA; and 2nd place finisher Nicholas Amador of HI. (Photo by James Kegley)
Don't forget you can watch the Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals all day today on arts.gov. Then join host Elizabeth Acevedo for the National Finals tomorrow night on arts.gov at 7pm ET!
Recite a poem. Give everyone the feels. Repeat. Watch the 2017 Poetry Out Loud National Finals April 25 (9am-8pm ET) and April 26 (7-9:15 pm ET) live on arts.gov.
Our Literature Director shares faves from her collection of children's books that are perfect for little readers who want to be part of the NEA Big Read. Read the story at arts.gov/art-Works.
NEW: Poet Thomas Dooley talks with us about his new book "Trespass," what happens when poets collaborate with actors, and how poetry gives hospitalized patients a way to have a voice. Listen at arts.gov/podcasts
Did you know that between 1998 and 2014 the contribution of arts + culture to the nation's gross domestic product grew by 35.1%? Read more about what we learned from the latest ACPSA data at arts.gov/news/2017.