The NJ Poetry Out Loud Residency places professional poets and performers in the classroom. The residencies, which are four days or longer, make a significant impact on the way students comprehend and relate to poetry and provide teachers with a valuable professional development opportunity.
Teachers have praised the residency's innovative structure and how it has impacted students, improved public speaking and presentation skills while increasing self-confidence and building community in the classroom.
Residencies and costs vary in length and format. Limited grant funding is available.
To inquire about bringing a residency to your school, please contact NJPOL State Coordinator, Deonté Griffin-Quick (firstname.lastname@example.org)