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Schools can register now for North Dakota Poetry Out Loud

FARGO — The North Dakota Poetry Out Loud school registration is now open.

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation program through The National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation and state arts agencies in the nation. The program builds on the recent resurgence of poetry as an oral art form as demonstrated by the slam poetry movement among the youth.

Beginning at the classroom level, teachers can use free multimedia curriculum materials to augment their regular poetry curriculum through poetry recitation and classroom-level competition. Winners from classroom competitions advance to school, state and the National Poetry Out Loud competitions.

The registration period for schools has been extended to Monday, Oct. 15. For more information, visit