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 Charles Bernstein
By Gwendolyn Brooks
By Brenda Hillman
By Galway Kinnell
By Thomas Traherne
By Jean Valentine
By Arthur Hugh Clough
By Helen Mort
By John Masefield

What People are Saying

"I actually enjoy poetry! When I started participating in the Poetry Out Loud competition in the 9th grade I hated poetry, but as I continued to participate over the years I grew a love and appreciation for the art form, and poetry is now a part of my identity."
Irvin Mason, Jr.
2016 USVI POL Champion