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

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By C. K. Williams
By Kevin Young
By Langston Hughes
By Emma Lazarus
By Ambrose Bierce
By Terrance Hayes
By Lorna Dee Cervantes
By Michael Earl Craig

What People are Saying

"I learned that I had the ability to capture the attention of an audience and evoke emotion from them. When I recited my first poem in 9th grade for a mock POL class competition, I was incredibly shy and barely audible. But eventually I grew to love sharing the emotions poems gave me."
Chiara Raimondo
2016 NY POL Champion