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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 Jane Taylor, Ann Taylor
By Ambrose Bierce
By Charles Wright
By John Frederick Nims
By James L. Dickey
By J. Allyn Rosser
By Stephen Kuusisto
By John Donne

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