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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 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 learned that I had the ability to capture the attention of an audience and evoke emotion from them. When I recited my first poem in 9th grade for a mock POL class competition, I was incredibly shy and barely audible. But eventually I grew to love sharing the emotions poems gave me."
Chiara Raimondo
2016 NY POL Champion