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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2016-2017 competition.

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By Patricia Smith
By Mark Strand

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By Maya Angelou
By Carl Phillips
By Yusef Komunyakaa
By Robert Graves
By Eleanor Ross Taylor
By Gwendolyn Brooks
By Carl Sandburg
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What People are Saying

"I actually enjoy poetry! When I started participating in the Poetry Out Loud competition in the 9th grade I hated poetry, but as I continued to participate over the years I grew a love and appreciation for the art form, and poetry is now a part of my identity."
Irvin Mason, Jr.
2016 USVI POL Champion