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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 Therese Lloyd

When I was “in despair” (the dark days
when I actually used such terms)
I noticed the behavior of animals — ...

By Mary Morris

The war was over.
We sutured the wounded,
...

By Archibald MacLeish

And here face down beneath the sun
And here upon earth’s noonward height
To feel the always coming on...

By James Wright

Strange bird,
His song remains secret.
He worked too hard to read books....

What People are Saying

"I was surprised how attached I got to my poems. I've had "Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg" memorized since my sophomore year, and whenever I get nervous or anxious about something I recite it to myself."
Sarah Calvin-Stupfel
2018 OR POL Champ