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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 Kevin Young
By Langston Hughes
By Emma Lazarus
By Ambrose Bierce
By Terrance Hayes
By Lorna Dee Cervantes
By Michael Earl Craig
By W. S. Merwin

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"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