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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 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

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"I was surprised that I was able to select poems that are so out of my usual spoken word preference. The Poetry Out Loud website has hundreds of poems that I have never seen before, and the fact that I found 3 and was able to make it so far with them is amazing to me. I guess I learned that stepping outside of the box is okay!"
Annabelle Emuze
2015 IL POL Champion