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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 Paul Laurence Dunbar
By Robert Francis
By Toi Derricotte
By Christopher Marlowe
By Charles Simic
By Anne Killigrew
By Cathy Smith Bowers
By Jennifer Tonge
By Stuart Dybek
By Campbell McGrath

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