Find Poems & Poets

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2016-2017 competition.

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By Dolores Hayden
By Thomas Campion
By Louis Jenkins
By W. S. Merwin
By Jessica Greenbaum
By X J Kennedy
By Robert Creeley
By J. V. Cunningham
By Weldon Kees
By Kevin Craft

What People are Saying

"I do Poetry Out Loud because the everyday me is very shy and easily stumbles over words, mangling meaning and botching simple conversations. Yet, when I recite poetry it is an opportunity for me to become someone else––an embodiment of the poem. Slowly, step by step, I think Poetry Out Loud is helping me to become a braver, more confident person, even if I still tremble when I get on stage."
Rose Horowitz
2016 ME POL Champion