Poets With a Passion

"I feel like when people put their own voice into someone else’s words, it really brings it to life."

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The final fifteen Poetry Out Loud contestants.

The Poetry Out Loud finals (POL), NVOT’s tenth annual poetry-reciting competition, took place on Tuesday, December 17. The Lance interviewed this year’s contestants backstage while the competition was taking place. 

Click on the gallery below to hear about each of the contestants’ thoughts on the event, and poetry as a whole: