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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2018-2019 competition.

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By Siegfried Sassoon

Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land,
Drawing no dividend from time's to-morrows.   
In the great hour of destiny they stand,...

By Mark Jarman

One girl a full head taller
Than the other—into their Sunday dresses.
First, the slip, hardly a piece of fabric,...

By Carter Revard

On humming rubber along this white concrete,
lighthearted between the gravities
of source and destination like a man...

By Robert Bly

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I am driving; it is dusk; Minnesota.
The stubble field catches the last growth of sun.   ...

By John Kinsella

They’d been warned
on every farm
that playing...

By Robyn Schiff

There’s blue, and then there’s blue.
A number, not a hue, this blue
is not the undertone of any one...

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"I was initially very surprised by how unique each performer can make a poem. Even if twenty different kids are reciting the same poem, they will each make it their own and interpret it the way that they want to. "
Vera Escaja-Heiss
2018 VT Champ