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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 Lord Byron (George Gordon)

So, we'll go no more a roving
   So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving, ...

By Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
      That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be...

By Robert Creeley

The galloping collection of boards   
are the house which I afforded   
one evening to walk into...

By Rosebud Ben-Oni

We enrolled at barbizon
Knowing full well
We’d never look like...

By Edmund Waller

Go, lovely rose!
Tell her that wastes her time and me,
That now she knows,...

By Joanna Baillie

What voice is this, thou evening gale!
That mingles with thy rising wail;
And, as it passes, sadly seems...

By Robert Fitzgerald

Ravished lute, sing to her virgin ears,   
Soft notes thy strings repeating;
Plucked harp, whose amorous song she hears,   ...

By William Shakespeare

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
   Thou art not so unkind
      As man’s ingratitude; ...

By Louise Bogan

Now that I have your face by heart, I look   
Less at its features than its darkening frame   
Where quince and melon, yellow as young flame,   ...

By John Donne

Go and catch a falling star,
    Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me where all past years are,...

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"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."
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