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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 learned that I had the ability to capture the attention of an audience and evoke emotion from them. When I recited my first poem in 9th grade for a mock POL class competition, I was incredibly shy and barely audible. But eventually I grew to love sharing the emotions poems gave me."
Chiara Raimondo
2016 NY POL Champion