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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2015-2016 competition.

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By Toi Derricotte
By Seamus Heaney
By Sylvia Plath
By Carmen Giménez Smith
By James Wright
By Simon J. Ortiz
By Stanley Moss
By Robinson Jeffers
By James Tate
By Lewis Carroll

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
2015 ME POL Champion