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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.

The Great Blue Heron

By Carolyn Kizer

As I wandered on the beach
I saw the heron standing   
Sunk in the tattered wings . . .

The Greatest Grandeur

By Pattiann Rogers

Some say it’s in the reptilian dance   
of the purple-tongued sand goanna,   
for there the magnificent translation    . . .


By Philip Schultz

My ocean town struggles
to pick up leaves,
offer summer school, . . .


By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless;
That only men incredulous of despair,
Half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air . . .

Gulf Memo

By Stephen Sandy

Tell me the way to the wedding
Tell me the way to the war,
Tell me the needle you’re threading . . .

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