Find Poems & Poets

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

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By Octavio Paz
By Gerard Manley Hopkins
By Louise Erdrich
By Linda Bierds
By Stuart Dybek
By Marie Ponsot
By John Crowe Ransom
By Eleanor Wilner
By Randall Jarrell
By Louise Bogan

What People are Saying

"I do Poetry Out Loud because the everyday me is very shy and easily stumbles over words, mangling meaning and botching simple conversations. Yet, when I recite poetry it is an opportunity for me to become someone else––an embodiment of the poem. Slowly, step by step, I think Poetry Out Loud is helping me to become a braver, more confident person, even if I still tremble when I get on stage."
Rose Horowitz
2015 ME POL Champion