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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 William Wordsworth
By Henry David Thoreau
By Thom Gunn
By Rita Dove
By Michael Ryan
By Grace Paley
By David Wagoner
By Stuart Dybek

What People are Saying

"What really makes a poem dynamic is not the use of grand gestures. Rather, it is the tones and expressions of the voice that help listeners connect and understand the meaning of a poem."
Angelica Sterling
2017 USVI POL Champ