It’s Coming! The eighth annual Poetry Out Loud competition has declared its official dates for the 2013-14 school year, and this year, our semifinals and our finals find themselves on opposite sides of midterm week. The dates for this year’s competition are as follows:
Semifinals (all-day event, open only to English classes): January 15 (January 16 as snow day)
Finals (School-wide event): January 29 from 9 to 11 AM (January 30 snow date)
This year, all seniors and juniors will attend the finals. Any sophomores or freshmen who have an English class during either of the two periods of the finals will also be in attendance. The Poetry Out Loud print anthology has not been updated this year, so the list of eligible poems that are NOT on the Poetry Out Loud website remains the same as it was last year. That list, as well as the BHS house rules for the competition, the history of the competition and its winners, and more can be found on the BHS Poetry Out Loud page.
Looking for a poem? Check out the Teachers’ Recommendation Page for some good ideas. Gather ye rosebuds, students!