Poetry Out Loud 2023
Rhode Island Poetry Out Loud 2023 finalists recite classic poems at the Athenæum’s annual poetry event dedicated to the memory of Charles and Deborah Philbrick and to fostering the art of poetry in Rhode Island and beyond.
Sponsored by the Philbrick family
Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has reached more than 4.1 million students and 68,000 teachers from 17,000 schools and organizations in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa with a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.