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

Black Boys Play the Classics

By Toi Derricotte

A Black Man Talks of Reaping

By Arna Bontemps

Blackberry-Picking

By Seamus Heaney

Bleeding Heart

By Carmen Giménez Smith

A Blessing

By James Wright

Blind Curse

By Simon J. Ortiz

A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky

By Lewis Carroll

Boy and Egg

By Naomi Shihab Nye

Break, Break, Break

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Break of Day

By John Donne