Olaoluwakiitan (Kiitan) Adedeji’s was honored as Lexington's first youth poet laureate during a ceremony at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in December.
High schools are invited to participate in Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation contest in which students recite poems at class, school, state and national levels. The contest gives students an opportunity to select, memorize and perform poems in front of peers and audiences, ultimately gaining a better understanding of poetry and themselves. Poetry Out Loud helps students master [...]
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to celebrate National Poetry Month by entering a poetry contest sponsored by the Murray State University chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English. Three winners per school and three winners per grade will be chosen, and one grand prize winner will be featured on MSU’s website. Poems must be typed and submitted [...]
Reciting a poem over a hundred years old, but with feelings still relevant today, Grant County High School sophomore Haley Bryan won the Kentucky Poetry Out Loud state competition. Her chosen poem in the final round was Revenge by Letitia Elizabeth Landon.