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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 Brenda Cárdenas
By Simon Armitage

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