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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2013-2014 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

And Death Shall Have No Dominion

By Dylan Thomas

And death shall have no dominion.   
Dead men naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon; . . .

And Soul

By Eavan Boland

My mother died one summer—
the wettest in the records of the state.
Crops rotted in the west. . . .

Anecdote of the Jar

By Wallace Stevens

I placed a jar in Tennessee,
And round it was, upon a hill.
It made the slovenly wilderness . . .

Angels

By B. H. Fairchild

Elliot Ray Neiderland, home from college   
one winter, hauling a load of Herefords   
from Hogtown to Guymon with a pint of    . . .

The Animals

By Josephine Jacobsen

At night, alone, the animals came and shone.
The darkness whirled but silent shone the animals:   
The lion the man the calf the eagle saying    . . .

The animals in that country

By Margaret Atwood

In that country the animals
have the faces of people:
. . .

Anne Rutledge

By Edgar Lee Masters

Out of me unworthy and unknown
The vibrations of deathless music;
“With malice toward none, with charity for all.” . . .

Another Feeling

By Ruth Stone

Once you saw a drove of young pigs
crossing the highway. One of them
pulling his body by the front feet, . . .

Anthem for Doomed Youth

By Wilfred Owen

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
      — Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
      Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle . . .

Apollo

By Elizabeth Alexander

We pull off
to a road shack
in Massachusetts . . .