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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 Heather McHugh
By John Greenleaf Whittier
By Stephen Crane
By Trumbull Stickney
By Kathryn Simmonds
By Adah Isaacs Menken
By Annie Finch
By Diane Wakoski

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2017 WI POL Champion