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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2015-2016 competition.

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By William Ernest Henley
By Paul Laurence Dunbar
By A. E. Housman
By Edgar Allan Poe
By Edgar Albert Guest
By James Lasdun
By Jimmy Santiago Baca

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