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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

"Participating in Poetry Out Loud has taught me a lot of things, but I think the one thing I didn't expect to learn is how alive a poem can become when read out loud. I also learned that even words written as much as a hundred years ago can resonate with me and be relevant to my life."
Gypsy Prince
2015 OR POL Champion