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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 James Weldon Johnson
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By William Cowper
By Frank Stanford
By George Moses Horton
By Henrietta Cordelia Ray
By Vachel Lindsay
By William Wordsworth
By Lorine Niedecker
By Sandra McPherson

What People are Saying

"In the beginning of my Poetry Out Loud experience, I didn't expect to become so attached to my three competition poems. Five months later, they have become a part of me."
Gabrielle Cooper
2017 ME POL Champion