The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation organizes Poetry Out Loud (POL). The poetry recitation event encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition. Poetry Out Loud is a national competition, and the Territorial Finals are scheduled for today. The program focuses on poetry as an oral art form as reflected in slam poetry movement and the immense popularity of rap music among young people. Champions from all three school districts will participate.