Poetry Out Loud Photos 2016

We are pleased to present the seven state finalists from the 2016 New Mexico Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest.

New Mexico Poetry Out Loud is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation. It is produced and directed in New Mexico by the state arts agency New Mexico Arts, in accordance with our agreement with the Endowment.


  • Adam Stewart, 14
  • Luc Perrault, 17
  • Michelle Zhou, 16, First Place
  • Oceana Vasquez, 16, Second Place
  • Samantha Baca, 15
  • Selena Solis, 17
  • Verona Gomez, 17, Third Place

Michelle Zhou, 2016 New Mexico Poetry Out Loud Champion.
Phyllis Kennedy, Program Coordinator.
Tim Keller Photography.