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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2017-2018 competition.

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By Sarah Orne Jewett
By May Sarton
By David Ferry
By Annie Finch
By Marcus B. Christian
By Marilyn Hacker
By Dan Beachy-Quick
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By Yusef Komunyakaa
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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"I did not expect to like Poetry Out Loud, truthfully. My first year, I did not want to compete at all.Somewhere along the line, I fell in love with the program and have learned so much about poetry, performing, and expression throughout the last three years."
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2017 NV POL Champion