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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 Amy Beeder
By Kevin Young
By Maya Angelou
By Yusef Komunyakaa
By W. D. Snodgrass
By Carl Dennis
By Rebecca Lindenberg
By Jaya Savige
By Nick Flynn

What People are Saying

"I did not expect to fall in love with poetry. I just expected to recite and be done with it. After just sitting there and analyzing my poems, I realized that the stories told through these few words mean so much. I had to step out of myself and step into the author's shoes, and with that comes great work."
Kyla Rose Bates
2016 LA POL Champion