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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. ...

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