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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 Judith Ortiz Cofer
By J. T. Ledbetter
By Dean Young
By Wallace Stevens
By Michael Derrick Hudson
By Stanley Kunitz
By Dana Gioia
By Wendell Berry
By Percy Bysshe Shelley

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