Poetry Out Loud encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. New Jersey hosts one of the most popular state programs, culminating every spring in a live webcast of the State Championship Finals produced by PCK Media since 2012.

“Sign Up” spot

This spot promotes the New Jersey Poetry Out Loud program. Written and produced by PCK Media, it was broadcast on NJTV Public Television and seen online. The location is Richardson Auditorium in Princeton University’s historic Alexander Hall.

Competition Tips from NJ Poetry Out Loud State Champions

Using examples from the last ten years of New Jersey Poetry Out Loud, teenage champions, poets, and teachers share tips on choosing the right poems and giving a winning performance.

2016 NJ POL State Championship—Selected Recitations

Every year, the state semi-finalists compete in front of a live audience in a three-hour production that is streamed live on the web. Afterwards, PCK Media creates individual videos featuring one performance from each of the contestants. Here’s a playlist featuring some recent recitations.