Find Poems & Poets


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


By James Wright

Bent to the Earth

By Blas Manuel De Luna


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

Black Boys Play the Classics

By Toi Derricotte

A Black Man Talks of Reaping

By Arna Bontemps


By Seamus Heaney