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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 Li-Young Lee

I buried my father
in the sky.
Since then, the birds ...

By Tami Haaland

She’s with Grandma in front
of Grandma’s house, backed
by a willow tree, gladiola and roses....

By Matthew Shenoda

For those of us young
healthy
we will face the mourning of our elders....

By Paul Muldoon

When I put my finger to the hole they've cut for a dimmer switch   
in a wall of plaster stiffened with horsehair   
it seems I've scratched a two-hundred-year-old itch   ...

By W. D. Snodgrass

As we drove back, crossing the hill,
The house still
Hidden in the trees, I always thought— ...

By William Blake

I wander thro' each charter'd street,
Near where the charter'd Thames does flow. 
And mark in every face I meet ...

By Richard Wilbur

I.

Five soldiers fixed by Mathew Brady’s eye   ...

By Eavan Boland

I have two daughters.

They are all I ever wanted from the earth....

By Aphra Behn

Love in Fantastic Triumph sat,
Whilst Bleeding Hearts around him flowed,
For whom Fresh pains he did Create,...

By Richard Wilbur

The eyes open to a cry of pulleys,
And spirited from sleep, the astounded soul   
Hangs for a moment bodiless and simple   ...

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