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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 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 Steph (also Stephen and Stephanie) Burt

What People are Saying

"What really makes a poem dynamic is not the use of grand gestures. Rather, it is the tones and expressions of the voice that help listeners connect and understand the meaning of a poem."
Angelica Sterling
2017 USVI POL Champ