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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 Michael Ryan

What kind of delusion are you under?
The life he hid just knocked you flat.
You see the lightning but not the thunder....

By Gary Soto

Did you sneeze?
Yes, I rid myself of the imposter inside me.
...

By Chase Twichell

I know I promised to stop
talking about her,
but I was talking to myself....

By Robert Creeley

He wants to be
a brutal old man,
an aggressive old man,...

By Chen Chen

Dreaming of one day being as fearless as a mango.
 
As friendly as a tomato. Merciless to chin & shirtfront....

By Liz Waldner

A moth lies open and lies
like an old bleached beech leaf,
a lean-to between window frame and sill. ...

By Tracy K. Smith

You flinch. Something flickers, not fleeing your face. My
Heart hammers at the ceiling, telling my tongue
To turn it down. Too late. The something climbs, leaps, is...

By Amy Lowell

This afternoon was the colour of water falling through sunlight;
The trees glittered with the tumbling of leaves;
The sidewalks shone like alleys of dropped maple leaves,...

By Mary Weston Fordham

Sleep, love sleep,
The night winds sigh,
In soft lullaby. ...

By Emily Brontë

Shall earth no more inspire thee,
Thou lonely dreamer now?
Since passion may not fire thee...

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