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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.

Beginning

By James Wright

Bent to the Earth

By Blas Manuel De Luna

Bereavement

By William Lisle Bowles

Big City Speech

By W. S. Di Piero

The Birth of John Henry

By Melvin B. Tolson

A Birthday

By Christina Rossetti

Birthday Poem

By Al Young

Black Boys Play the Classics

By Toi Derricotte

A Black Man Talks of Reaping

By Arna Bontemps