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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 Joseph O. Legaspi

Three women dragged the spiky, bulky mass
onto a bamboo table on the side of an island
...

By Hailey Leithauser

The heat so peaked tonight
the moon can’t cool
...

By Elizabeth Bishop

Oh, but it is dirty!
—this little filling station,
oil-soaked, oil-permeated...

By Kate Northrop

Come, let’s go in.
The ticket-taker
has shyly grinned...

By Pablo Neruda

Matilde, years or days   
sleeping, feverish,   
here or there,...

By Rhina P. Espaillat

My mother’s mother, widowed very young
of her first love, and of that love’s first fruit,
moved through her father’s farm, her country tongue ...

By A. R. Ammons

I wonder if I know enough to know what it’s really like
to have been here: have I seen sights enough to give
seeing over: the clouds, I’ve waited with white...

By Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire...

By Joseph Campana

All evening I hunted
the bird that wanted
a cage of glass, ...

By D. Nurkse

We brought that newborn home from Maimonides
and showed her nine blue glittering streets.
Would she like the semis with hoods of snow? ...

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