Find Poems & Poets

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2015-2016 competition.

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By Ernest Dowson
By Arthur Symons
By David Barber
By Hailey Leithauser
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By Archibald MacLeish
By Shara McCallum
By James Weldon Johnson
By Jimmy Santiago Baca
By Gerard Manley Hopkins

What People are Saying

"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."
Rose Horowitz
2016 ME POL Champion