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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2014-2015 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

For the young who want to

By Marge Piercy

Talent is what they say
you have after the novel
is published and favorably . . .

Fortuna

By Thomas Carlyle

The wind blows east, the wind blows west,
And the frost falls and the rain:
A weary heart went thankful to rest, . . .

Four Glimpses of Night

By Frank Marshall Davis

I

Eagerly . . .

Four Portraits of Fire

By Lorna Dee Cervantes

1
I find a strange knowledge of wind,
an open door in the mountain . . .

Friendship After Love

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

After the fierce midsummer all ablaze
    Has burned itself to ashes, and expires
    In the intensity of its own fires, . . .

From Blossoms

By Li-Young Lee

From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches
we bought from the boy . . .

Full Moon

By Elinor Wylie

My bands of silk and miniver
Momently grew heavier;
The black gauze was beggarly thin; . . .

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