Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals: Sunday, May 2, 2021 beginning at 12pm ET
Recitations from all 55 students will be broadcast through three regional semifinals, and will include the announcement of the top nine students (three from each region) who will advance in the competition.
Beginning at 12pm ET: Semifinal, Region 1—East Central and Northeast
MD, NJ, NC, ME, NH, WV, CT, MA, DE, USVI, VA, VT, OH, DC, SC, PA, RI, NY
Beginning at 3pm ET: Semifinal, Region 2—Midwest and South Central
MI, TN, OK, LA, PR, FL, IN, AL, GA, MS, WI, KY, NE, IL, AR, KS, IA, MO
Beginning at 6pm ET: Semifinal, Region 3—Upper Northwest and West
ID, NV, SD, AK, WA, MN, AS, CA, UT, AZ, MT, OR, GU, CO, ND, WY, HI, TX, NM
Poetry Out Loud National Finals: Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 pm ET
Hosted by actor and writer Shaun Taylor-Corbett, the national finals broadcast will feature pre-recorded recitations, live interviews with the top nine finalists, and the live announcement of the 2021 Poetry Out Loud National Champion.