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 Margaret Atwood
By Kenneth Rexroth
By Rita Dove
By Larry Bradley
By A. E. Stallings
By Richard Wilbur
By Sara Teasdale
By Julia Ward Howe
By Mark Turcotte
By Ed Roberson

What People are Saying

"I do Poetry Out Loud because the everyday me is very shy and easily stumbles over words, mangling meaning and botching simple conversations. Yet, when I recite poetry it is an opportunity for me to become someone else––an embodiment of the poem. Slowly, step by step, I think Poetry Out Loud is helping me to become a braver, more confident person, even if I still tremble when I get on stage."
Rose Horowitz
2016 ME POL Champion