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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 learned that I had the ability to capture the attention of an audience and evoke emotion from them. When I recited my first poem in 9th grade for a mock POL class competition, I was incredibly shy and barely audible. But eventually I grew to love sharing the emotions poems gave me."
Chiara Raimondo
2016 NY POL Champion