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

"I actually enjoy poetry! When I started participating in the Poetry Out Loud competition in the 9th grade I hated poetry, but as I continued to participate over the years I grew a love and appreciation for the art form, and poetry is now a part of my identity."
Irvin Mason, Jr.
2016 USVI POL Champion