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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 Siegfried Sassoon

You've heard me, scornful, harsh, and discontented, 
   Mocking and loathing War: you've asked me why 
Of my old, silly sweetness I've repented— ...

By Edgar Bowers

I summon up Panofskv from his bed
    Among the famous dead
To build a tomb which, since I am not read,...

By Yone Noguchi

Out of the deep and the dark,
A sparkling mystery, a shape,
Something perfect,...

By Emily Dickinson

The Poets light but Lamps —
Themselves — go out —
The Wicks they stimulate...

By William Blake

I was angry with my friend; 
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe: ...

By Elizabeth Spires

From flowering gnarled trees
they come, weighing down
the branches, dropping ...

By Edward Hirsch

At this hour the soul floats weightlessly
through the city streets, speechless and invisible,
astonished by the smoky blend of grays and golds...

By Ezra Pound

Your mind and you are our Sargasso Sea,
      London has swept about you this score years
And bright ships left you this or that in fee: ...

By Scott Cairns

Your petitions—though they continue to bear
just the one signature—have been duly recorded.
Your anxieties—despite their constant,...

By Jorie Graham

Over a dock railing, I watch the minnows, thousands, swirl   
themselves, each a minuscule muscle, but also, without the   
way to create current, making of their unison (turning, re-...

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