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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2014-2015 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

Queen-Anne’s Lace

By William Carlos Williams

Her body is not so white as
anemony petals nor so smooth—nor
so remote a thing. It is a field . . .


By J. M. Synge

Seven dog-days we let pass
Naming Queens in Glenmacnass,
All the rare and royal names . . .

Queens Cemetery, Setting Sun

By Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Airport bus from JFK
cruising through Queens
passing huge endless cemetery    . . .


By May Swenson

Body my house
my horse my hound   
what will I do . . .