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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 Mary Morris

The war was over.
We sutured the wounded,
...

By Archibald MacLeish

And here face down beneath the sun
And here upon earth’s noonward height
To feel the always coming on ...

By James Wright

Strange bird,
His song remains secret.
He worked too hard to read books. ...

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