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

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By W. S. Di Piero
By Melvin B. Tolson
By Christina Rossetti
By Toi Derricotte
By Seamus Heaney
By Carmen Giménez Smith
By James Wright
By Simon J. Ortiz
By Stanley Moss
By Nikki Giovanni

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