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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 Anna Lætitia Barbauld
By Richard Hugo
By W. S. Merwin
By Robert Frost
By Kyle Dargan
By Yusef Komunyakaa
By Todd Boss
By Leigh Hunt
By Jean Valentine

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