Find Poems & Poets

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
By Dana Gioia

What People are Saying

"Though I have always had an immense love and appreciation for poetry, particularly spoken word poetry, it was not until I was given the opportunity to go on stage and actually deliver the words of others that I was able to comprehend the real impact of this art."
Iman Dancy
2017 NC POL Champion