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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 Lord Byron (George Gordon)
By Michelle Y. Burke
By Stephen Vincent Benét
By Seamus Heaney
By George Meredith
By Edna St. Vincent Millay
By Kenneth Rexroth
By Timothy Murphy
By Mark Doty
By Stevie Smith

What People are Saying

"I actually enjoy poetry! When I started participating in the Poetry Out Loud competition in the 9th grade I hated poetry, but as I continued to participate over the years I grew a love and appreciation for the art form, and poetry is now a part of my identity."
Irvin Mason, Jr.
2016 USVI POL Champion