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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2016-2017 competition.

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By James Wright
By Blas Manuel De Luna
By William Lisle Bowles
By W. S. Di Piero
By Melvin B. Tolson
By Christina Rossetti
By Toi Derricotte
By Seamus Heaney
By Carmen Giménez Smith

What People are Saying

"I actually enjoy poetry! When I started participating in the Poetry Out Loud competition in the 9th grade I hated poetry, but as I continued to participate over the years I grew a love and appreciation for the art form, and poetry is now a part of my identity."
Irvin Mason, Jr.
2016 USVI POL Champion