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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2015-2016 competition.

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By Robert Bly
By Theodore Roethke
By Stanley Moss
By Eavan Boland
By Howard Nemerov
By Chris Abani
By William Stanley Braithwaite
By Ha Jin
By Jill McDonough
By LeConté Dill

What People are Saying

"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