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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 Edmund Waller
By Robert Fitzgerald
By Louise Bogan
By Dorothy Parker
By Gwendolyn Brooks
By Walt Whitman
By Nikki Giovanni
By David Mason

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2017 WI POL Champion