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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 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. ...

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"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."
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2016 ME POL Champion