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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 Louise Glück

You saved me, you should remember me.

The spring of the year; young men buying tickets for the ferryboats. ...

By W. S. Merwin

Comet of stillness princess of what is over
       high note held without trembling without voice without sound
aura of complete darkness keeper of the kept secrets...

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