Find Poems & Poets

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2015-2016 competition.

Go to:
By Tom Clark

Then it was always
for now, later
for later....

By Jamaal May

There are birds here,
so many birds here
is what I was trying to say...

By Margaret Atwood

i

In view of the fading animals ...

By Sir Thomas Wyatt

They flee from me that sometime did me seek
With naked foot, stalking in my chamber.
I have seen them gentle, tame, and meek,...

By Wallace Stevens

I
Among twenty snowy mountains,   
The only moving thing   ...

By Lisa Jarnot

On this most perfect hill
with these most perfect dogs
are these most perfect people...

By Marianne Moore

Those
various sounds, consistently indistinct, like intermingled echoes
   struck from thin glasses successively at random— ...

By Robert Hayden

Sundays too my father got up early
and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,
then with cracked hands that ached ...

By Paul Laurence Dunbar

Thou art my lute, by thee I sing,—
     My being is attuned to thee.
Thou settest all my words a-wing,...

By Charles Lamb

There, Robert, you have kill'd that fly — ,
And should you thousand ages try
The life you've taken to supply,...

What People are Saying

"Something that I learned from Poetry Out Loud that surprised me is how connected I feel with the poems I have recited. I never expected to have such a great love of poetry and I know that is something that will never go away because of this amazing experience."
Hannah Sturgis
2015 DE POL Champion