The State University of New York today announced that it will again partner with the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, National Endowment for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts to facilitate New York’s Poetry Out Loud Contest, which is held simultaneously in states across the nation and in countries world-wide.

Beginning next week, SUNY campuses will host regional recitation competitions for high school students.

“SUNY students, faculty, and staff across the state are looking forward to another season of Poetry Out Loud contests on our campuses,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “SUNY is proud to host this exciting competition for New York State and to be a part of the valuable learning experience it brings to high school students in every region.”

“Over 14,000 New York State high school students participated in Poetry Out Loud at the local level this season. And thanks to the hard work and generous support by SUNY administration and faculty, the POL regional finals will be hosted for the third year in a row on campuses throughout the state,” said Dave Johnson, Poetry Out Loud’s New York Manager. “SUNY is a tremendous partner that fosters a love of literature and a passion for poetry in young people in New York.”

Following these competitions, the state finals will be held at Everson Museum in Syracuse on Monday, March 14, and the national finals will take place in May in Washington, DC.

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