Find Poems & Poets

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2016-2017 competition.

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By Ernest Dowson
By Arthur Symons
By David Barber
By Hailey Leithauser
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By Archibald MacLeish
By Shara McCallum
By James Weldon Johnson
By Jimmy Santiago Baca
By Gerard Manley Hopkins

What People are Saying

"With a $20,000 prize, I never imagined POL being this much fun. The competitions were more about meeting and talking with the other competitors, having a great time and enjoying the poetry. I also never knew I could find so much in myself just from reciting poems."
Elliot Davidson
2015 PA POL Champion