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 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 learned just how much deeper your understanding of a poem is when you memorize it than when you just read it a couple of times, and how you understand it a little better every single time you recite it."
Alex Hanesworth
2015 WA POL Champion