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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 Kevin Young
By Langston Hughes
By Emma Lazarus
By Ambrose Bierce
By Terrance Hayes
By Lorna Dee Cervantes
By Michael Earl Craig
By W. S. Merwin

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