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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the current Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

Childhood’s Retreat

By Robert Duncan

The Children of the Poor

By Gwendolyn Brooks

The Children's Hour

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


By Tess Gallagher


By Stuart Dybek

Chorus Sacerdotum

By Fulke Greville

The Cities Inside Us

By Alberto Ríos

City Lights

By Mary Avidano