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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 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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"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."
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2016 USVI POL Champion