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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 John Engels
By William Carlos Williams
By Edwin Markham
By Catherine Wing
By Thomas Hardy
By Marilyn Nelson
By Sasha Dugdale
By Max Ritvo
By Frank O'Hara
By Geoffrey Brock

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