Poetry Out Loud Photos 2017

We are pleased to present the seven state finalists from the 2017 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.


  • Daimon Sisneros, Senior
  • D'Nessa McDaniel, Senior, Third Place
  • Juan Andres Rodriguez, Junior, Second Place
  • Julia Johson-Jaramillo, Senior
  • Lizzy Enos, Freshman
  • Michelle Zhou, Senior, First Place
  • Verona Gomez, Senior

Michelle Zhou, 2017 New Mexico Poetry Out Loud Champion.
Phyllis Kennedy, Program Coordinator.
Tim Keller Photography.