POL StudentMckenzie Page, Henrico High School
Don Mears, Photographer

Recordings of Poetry Out Loud

For the past three years the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) has partnered with WCVE Community Idea Stations in the recording and broadcasting of The Virginia Finals.  This partnership has expanded the viewing audience bringing poetry to citizens across the Commonwealth.  Twelve students from across the Commonwealth advanced to the state championship, which took place on March 10, 2017. Recordings and photographs are provided below.

2017 Poetry Out Loud: The Virginia Finals

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2016 Poetry Out Loud: The Virginia Finals

2016 National Finals

VIDEO, Click to download from Dropbox.

Ahkei Togun (VA), "Bereavement" by William Lisle Bowles

2016 Semifinals

VIDEO, Click link to download from Dropbox

Ahkei Togun (VA), "I'm a Fool to Love You" by Cornelius Eady

2015 Poetry Out Loud: The Virginia Finals

2015 Poetry Out Loud Virginia Promotional Video

2016 Virginia Poetry Out Loud State Finals Photo Album

For any questions related to participation in the official Poetry Out Loud Program contact:

Casey Polczynski
Arts in Education Coordinator
Virginia Commission for the Arts
casey.polczynski@vca.virginia.gov
804.225.3132
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