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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 Gerald Stern
By Ha Jin
By Jill McDonough
By LeConté Dill
By Ross Gay
By Rhina P. Espaillat
By William E. Stafford
By John Ashbery
By Lorine Niedecker
By Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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