Find Poems & Poets

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

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By Frank Stanford
By Vachel Lindsay
By William Wordsworth
By Lorine Niedecker
By Sandra McPherson
By Wendy Cope
By Walter de La Mare
By Li-Young Lee
By Tami Haaland
By Matthew Shenoda

What People are Saying

"I do Poetry Out Loud because the everyday me is very shy and easily stumbles over words, mangling meaning and botching simple conversations. Yet, when I recite poetry it is an opportunity for me to become someone else––an embodiment of the poem. Slowly, step by step, I think Poetry Out Loud is helping me to become a braver, more confident person, even if I still tremble when I get on stage."
Rose Horowitz
2015 ME POL Champion