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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 Jill McDonough
By LeConté Dill
By Ross Gay
By Rhina P. Espaillat
By William E. Stafford
By John Ashbery
By Lorine Niedecker
By Aimee Nezhukumatathil
By David Ferry

What People are Saying

"Though I have always had an immense love and appreciation for poetry, particularly spoken word poetry, it was not until I was given the opportunity to go on stage and actually deliver the words of others that I was able to comprehend the real impact of this art."
Iman Dancy
2017 NC POL Champion