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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

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2017 WI POL Champion