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

What People are Saying

"What really makes a poem dynamic is not the use of grand gestures. Rather, it is the tones and expressions of the voice that help listeners connect and understand the meaning of a poem."
Angelica Sterling
2017 USVI POL Champ