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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.

2023 Winners

Ben Napolitano- German

Sage Factora- Spanish

Patrick Boyle- Portuguese 

Owen Kearns- French

Previous Winners

2022 (Spring)

1st- Sage Factora- Spanish

2nd- Alseni Seck- French

3rd- Nosa Omoregbee- Spanish

2019 (Fall)

  • Alexandra White - Arabic
  • Matthew Branch - Chinese
  • Geoff Hyder - French
  • Charlotte McAleer - French
  • Harrison Senior - German
  • Noah Hileman - German
  • Arianna Pilla - Italian
  • Bridget Killmurray - Italian
  • Joe Swiontkowski - Italian
  • Sage Factora - Spanish
  • Leanna Brook Schultz - Spanish

2018 (Fall)

  • Lena Haaf - Arabic
  • Madison Acker - Chinese
  • Tiffany Evans - Chinese
  • Catie Hinshaw - French
  • Andrew Moran - Italian
  • Ryan Baldino - Spanish