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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 Charles Lamb
By Aphra Behn
By Carolyn Kizer
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
By George Oppen
By Sarah Helen Whitman

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