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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2017-2018 competition.

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By Lucille Clifton
By Virginia Hamilton Adair
By Sandra M. Castillo
By Theodore Roethke

What People are Saying

"I learned to enjoy older poems. At first, I hated the requirement that I had to choose a poem that was pre-20th century. However, as time went by, I began to enjoy the poems more and more. My favorite pre-20th century poet is now Emily Bronte. "
Eseme Segbefia
2018 NY POL Champ