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 Linda Bierds
By Tess Gallagher
By Marsha De La O
By David Bottoms
By Taylor Mali
By Ruby Robinson
By Russell Edson
By Mark Jarman
By Marvin Bell
By Tracy K. Smith

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