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

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By Joan Murray
By Joshua Mehigan
By Victor Hernández Cruz
By Michael S. Harper
By Eleanor Wilner
By Joshua Mehigan
By Thomas P. Lynch
By Patricia Smith
By Camille Rankine
By Natasha Trethewey

What People are Saying

"I did not expect to fall in love with poetry. I just expected to recite and be done with it. After just sitting there and analyzing my poems, I realized that the stories told through these few words mean so much. I had to step out of myself and step into the author's shoes, and with that comes great work."
Kyla Rose Bates
2016 LA POL Champion