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

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