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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2017-2018 competition.

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By Sharon Olds
By Walt Whitman
By Theodore Roethke
By Lorine Niedecker
By Thomas Hood
By Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson
By Langston Hughes

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2017 WI POL Champion