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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 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
By Janet Loxley Lewis

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