Find Poems & Poets

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

"I do Poetry Out Loud because the everyday me is very shy and easily stumbles over words, mangling meaning and botching simple conversations. Yet, when I recite poetry it is an opportunity for me to become someone else––an embodiment of the poem. Slowly, step by step, I think Poetry Out Loud is helping me to become a braver, more confident person, even if I still tremble when I get on stage."
Rose Horowitz
2016 ME POL Champion