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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2014-2015 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

The Author to Her Book

By Anne Bradstreet

Thou ill-form’d offspring of my feeble brain,
Who after birth didst by my side remain,
Till snatched from thence by friends, less wise than true, . . .

Auto-Lullaby

By Franz Wright

Think of   a sheep
knitting a sweater;
think of   your life . . .

Awaking in New York

By Maya Angelou

Curtains forcing their will   
against the wind,
children sleep, . . .

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