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Spring Poetry Contest

Every Spring semester, the department of Modern Languages and Literatures sponsors a Poetry Recitation Contest in which students in Modern Languages courses compete in performing poetry recitations in the language studied.


With your professor's input, choose a poem in the language you study at Loyola (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish). Memorize your poem! Work with your professor to master it! Be prepared to introduce the poem - author, time period, why you chose it, other details you'd like to share.


Students who wish to participate must have the support of their language instructor. Students currently enrolled in 103 and up are eligible.

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The application deadline is announced during the spring semester.

2024 Winners

1st- Sophia LaPoint-German
2nd-Lyric Campbell-Spanish
3rd-Lang Gibson- French

Previous Winners


Ben Napolitano- German
Sage Factora- Spanish
Patrick Boyle- Portuguese 
Owen Kearns- French


1st- Sage Factora- Spanish
2nd- Alseni Seck- French
3rd- Nosa Omoregbee- Spanish