Find Poems & Poets

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2017-2018 competition.

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By Louis Simpson
By Phillis Wheatley
By Kenneth Rexroth
By Elizabeth Bishop
By William Matthews

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By Thomas Sayers Ellis
By Roisin Kelly
By Pattiann Rogers
By Calvin Forbes

What People are Saying

"Though I have always had an immense love and appreciation for poetry, particularly spoken word poetry, it was not until I was given the opportunity to go on stage and actually deliver the words of others that I was able to comprehend the real impact of this art."
Iman Dancy
2017 NC POL Champion