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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2016-2017 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

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