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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 Brenda Cárdenas

We are space between—
the black-orange blur
of a million Monarchs...

By Simon Armitage

    It begins as a house, an end terrace
in this case
    but it will not stop there. Soon it is...

What People are Saying

"With a $20,000 prize, I never imagined POL being this much fun. The competitions were more about meeting and talking with the other competitors, having a great time and enjoying the poetry. I also never knew I could find so much in myself just from reciting poems."
Elliot Davidson
2015 PA POL Champion