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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

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2017 WI POL Champion