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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 Siegfried Sassoon

Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land,
Drawing no dividend from time's to-morrows.   
In the great hour of destiny they stand, ...

By Mark Jarman

One girl a full head taller
Than the other—into their Sunday dresses.
First, the slip, hardly a piece of fabric, ...

By Carter Revard

On humming rubber along this white concrete,
lighthearted between the gravities
of source and destination like a man...

By Robert Bly

I
I am driving; it is dusk; Minnesota.
The stubble field catches the last growth of sun.   ...

By John Kinsella

They’d been warned
on every farm
that playing...

By Robyn Schiff

There’s blue, and then there’s blue.
A number, not a hue, this blue
is not the undertone of any one...

What People are Saying

"I learned that no matter how many times I do it, I will still be nervous when I speak in public. I also learned that it is possible to experience the same poem many times in a row and still feel like I am discovering something new about myself through the words of the writer."
Madeleine Schroeder
2017 OH POL Champion