Poetry Contests, the National Library of Poetry, and Amateur Poetry Anthologies

One of my jobs as a digital reference specialist is to answer questions submitted through the Poetry and Literature Center’s Ask a Librarian form. The questions I receive tend to cluster around two or three major categories, such as how to find literary criticism on a novel and how to locate the full text of a poem without knowing its title and author. By far the most common question I receive, however, comes from people trying to find poems that they wrote, submitted to a poetry contest, and subsequently had published in a poetry anthology.

In almost every instance, the poems in question were published by an amateur, or vanity press, poetry publisher. These for-profit publishers, which have been extremely active since the 1980s, accept nearly every poem submitted to their contests for publication, and make money by encouraging winning poets to purchase copies of the anthologies in which their poems appear.

The Library of Congress has become a locus of questions about vanity press poetry publishers—receiving upwards of two-hundred inquiries per year—because many people mistakenly believe that the Library itself publishes and sells these anthologies. This misconception occurs for a number of reasons. First, the names of some amateur poetry publishers are quite similar to the Library of Congress. One of the largest amateur poetry publishers in the 1990s and 2000s was the National Library of Poetry, whose name is frequently confused with the Library of Congress, or, as many people refer to us, the “National Library of Congress.” Second, many of these publishers send emails and letters to winning poets that link their anthologies with the Library of Congress. Their correspondence sometimes notes that the anthologies will be submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office at the Library of Congress, or that the anthologies will be assigned a “number” by the Library of Congress. People often take this to mean that the Library of Congress will add the book to its permanent collections, or will assign it an ISBN number. The National Library of Poetry, in fact, printed ISBNs on its anthologies” copyright pages in such a way that people might assume the numbers were issued by or associated with the Library of Congress:

Copyright page of the National Library of Poetry anthology East of Sunrise.

Copyright page of the National Library of Poetry anthology East of Sunrise.

In practice, the Library rarely adds these books to its collections, and is not responsible for assigning ISBNs to books. Rather, what will usually happen is that the anthology will be registered with the Copyright Office and receive a copyright registration number.

To help people find poems they’ve had published by amateur poetry publishers, the Library has created an online guide to amateur poetry anthologies. The guide discusses the standard practices of these publishers, includes entries on dozens of active and inactive publishers, and offers tips on how to locate the anthologies through libraries and bookstores. If you’re looking for a poem that you, a family member, or a friend submitted to a contest or had published in a poetry anthology, please take a look at the guide and see if it helps with your search. Of course, we are happy to assist you directly as well: simply email your question to our Ask a Librarian service and we’ll do all we can to help you find your poem.


  1. George Cooper lll
    July 22, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I had a poem published in this book in 1986 can I view it? George Cooper lll

    • Peter Armenti
      July 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Hi George. If you’re trying to locate a poem you had published in a poetry anthology published in 1986, please submit your question to the Poetry & Literature Center’s Ask a Librarian Web form. I’ll be happy to help you track it down. Any further details you can provide, such as the name of the book’s publisher, the title of the anthology, or the title of your poem will give me the best chance of locating it. Thanks.

      -Peter Armenti

  2. Stephany
    January 19, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I also had a poem published & recieved papers from ” the national library of poetry” saying I was to be published in one of their volumes. I never got the book though. I would like to know if my poem is there somewhere & if there is a book obtainable. If so I woukd love to purchase a copy. My poem was titled Through All & my name is Stephany Renae Blackard.

    • Peter Armenti
      January 22, 2013 at 9:27 am

      Stephany, I’m going to add your question to our Ask a Librarian service and respond to you outside of these comments. I was able to find a copy of your poem through the Poetry.com database, and will send it to you soon.

  3. laila abrahami
    January 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    i have written 2 poems in the library of congress under the greatist poets of the 20th century how can find my poems, thank you.

  4. Helen Farina
    February 9, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I sent a poem in 1996 received a letter back asking me to initial it for accuracy .I was supposed to send it back to 11419-10 Cronridge Drive Post office box 704 Owings Mills Maryland 21117 Phone #410-356-2000 The date was Feb. 5th 1996 I was in the process of moving and never did anything about it Long story short I just found th eletter I now live in Delaware There was a notation to put it in the sound of poetry It said it was a wonderful verse the name of the poem was MY VISION by Helen E Farina please check into this I appreciate it Thank you Hope you understand everything I am just learning te computer and I’m turning 73 so I thought I better do something with my poems I remain Helen Farina

  5. Michael L Lane
    February 12, 2013 at 5:35 am

    I had several poems posted on the “National Library of Poetry” and/or poetry.com. There are several that were entered into contests, but the names of the two most remembered poems are:
    “One and Only Jewel” and “A Single Bloom.” One or both of these poems were supposed to be published in “America at the Millinium: The Best Poems and Poets of the 20th Century.”
    I have been to both sites listed above, several times, and tried to access my poems, but have been unable to do so. If you could help me, I would be ever so grateful. Thanking you in advance for your time and assistance.
    Michael L. Lane,
    [email protected]

  6. Donald Watkins
    March 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I have three poems that I would like to have published. What courde of action can you recomend

  7. Chris Barach
    March 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I entered a poetry contest from Maryland around 1979-1978. The contest was in our local newspaper. I had papers that said my poem would be published in one of their volumes. My poem was titled “Growing Together”.I was wondering if it was possible to get a copy of the book my poem was in.
    Thank you

  8. Christine McVey
    April 4, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I had a poem published in 1993 in the anthology ” Where Dreams Begin” and I would like to know where I can purchase that edition?

    Thank you

  9. The Bastard of Doggerel from evilCozPoetry
    April 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I think it was titled: “Shadows and Light”. Published by the National Library of Poetry. I think in about 1991/2. I don’t remember the title of the poem I submitted. But I do remember that I was nominated for “Poet of the Year”. And I gave permission for my work to be published. As well as giving additional permissions to have come, Soap Opera Personality, read my poem in front of some baroque music, to be recorded on audio tape. I was thinking, like, Cajun? Bar-B-Que? LOL.
    Of course they wanted money too. Which I never gave, But, supposedly that didn’t change my chances of winning. Did anyone ever win that wasn’t affiliated with the company?

    The last name would be Perkins. I can’t remember which given name I gave.
    Can anything be found from the info. I just mentioned?

    Thank you,
    evilC aka “The Bastard of Doggerel” who once thought he was a real cool cat.

  10. Virginia Harmon
    April 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Peter, my name is Virginia Harmon and I hope that you’ll be able to assist me. In 1993, I submitted a poem to The National Library of Poetry and recieved a letter stating that my poem had been chosen to be published in an anthology titled A Break in the Clouds. The name of the poem was My Little Bundle of Joy. I would like to purchase a copy of this anthology if at all possible. Any help you can assist me with in this matter will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    V. Harmon

  11. Jackie Smith
    June 6, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I would love to find it at any means possible. The title was “Scars”…Please help me and inform me if I can be of any assistance.
    Thank you

  12. Tammy Leach
    June 30, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Hi, I had a poem published in an anthology from the national library of poetry in a book called Of Diamonds and Rust, the poems title was ;Rumors, I recently found a copy and bought it but I did not realize there was more than one volume, the volume i bought is volume two. My poem was not there, i am trying to find the right volume I am in and purchase it. I originally had a copy but it got destroyed any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  13. Gail Berreitter
    July 21, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I want to thank you for this information as it was confusing to me when I was getting emails from them about being published. All they wanted was to have me send money to get the award and to be published.

    I have a number of poems published through the National Library of Poetry. I, too, would like to know if they got into an anthology. Also, how do you see these anthologies?

    Painful Knowledge and Come Talk to me were two of my poems. I thought I did another, but can’t remember.

    Thank you!

  14. Daphne Allen-Haas
    September 22, 2013 at 1:36 am

    I would love to view or locate my poem submited & published into the National Library of Poetry thr title is
    “Broken Leafs” I ws suppose to recieve a book as well with my published poem I ws around the age of sixteen when I submited my poem.I am now almost 35 years old and would also love to submit more but mainly I want to find my already submited poem from years ago and possible find out why I never recieved thr book after hours and many correct ing errors in the way that they deemed fit, thank ttu and I really hope I find my poem

  15. Brenda Dixon
    January 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I am trying to find out if a poem I wrote in 1997 was published in the Sound of Poetry….

    hope you can help.

  16. Sheila
    January 24, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I see you are helping amateur poets find submissions. I have a poem in the National Library of Poetry’s 1996 or ’97 anthology “Into the Unknown”. I purchased a copy as described in the above article and have since lost it. Would like to replace it but not with the blue hard copy offered by the female editor. It is a burgundy book with a square picture of trees I believe. Thank you for your help.

  17. chase positerry
    January 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    wrote poem called the game for the national library of poetry owings mills maryland the book was called on wings of the wind need to see if i can buy that book

  18. Vincent T. Gallegos
    February 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I had submitted a poem back in the 90’s and was wondering if you still have the book available to purchase. The name of the poem was “Our Golden Dreams”.

  19. Elizabeth A. Dougherty, Spicer
    February 6, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Dear Peter, Good Day! I submitted a poem around the year 1995-1996 called “REFLECTIONS” published into a book called THROUGH THE HOUR GLASS… Into the National Library of poetry! I was also asked to resubmit my poem for the Millenium but didn’t even have the funds to buy the first book. I don’t know if this book of poetry has one Volume or 2. Please if you could send me some information of how I can obtain a copy of this book. And to inform me if it cost me anything for you to respond to these questions and answers? Thank You, Elizabeth +++

  20. Brenda Dixon
    February 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I have recently sent a letter of request ot the NLP and I had it returned

    Iwondered if someone could send me the latest address of this organization.

    the National Library of Poetry as at 2014.

  21. Janet
    February 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I had a poem that I wrote and it was printed in a book called Tracing Shadows. I was told it would be in the National Library of Congress. If you wanted a copy of the book with your poem printed in it, you had to buy the book. That may be why some of you never got a book. I thought I would past that along to everyone. The book has thousands of poems in it and in the back, it has a bio about the person who wrote the poem. You had to give them permission to print that information if you wanted it featured in the year that your poem was written.

    April 13, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    my mother…wrote a lot of poems and sent them to you. my mother passed dec24 2012. we were looking through her papers and found one of your proof of the poems. it was called summer rain. she had one published i don’t know what year but i would like to have all the poems she sent you. do you keep them long? the one about summer rain has a date of dec 30 1994. is there any way you could send me her poems. thank you carol daniels.

  23. Debi Schiller
    April 21, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Hi…My name is Debi and a friend of mine has asked me to find a poem he got published thru the national library of poetry in about 1997…The poem was titled “inner beauty” and it was copyrighted to Michael Goldsberry…he also gave me a pin #…If possible i’d also like to find any poems by myself…any help you can give would be great…thank you for your time and help…

  24. goldie lara
    April 26, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    hi my name is goldie lara formerly goldie shell. in the 1990’s i wrote and sent in 2 of my poems. COME TAKE MY HAND which won the silver poet or golden poet. and MAJESTIC. i was going through my old papers and i found several of my poems and one of the responses from you .vipp1057476-100 dated october 2 1997. i was wondering if they were in any poetry book?
    thankyou goldie lara
    5014 erdman ave baltimore md. 21205

  25. Josh Schneider
    May 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Like most kids, I submitted a poem I wrote in the mid to late 90s. I have no idea who I submitted it to, but I believe the poem was called ‘Shadows of Despair’. I am trying to locate it, can you please help?

  26. Debbie Smith
    May 27, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I too entered a contest with the National Library of Poetry. I believe it was in 1996. They told me it would be published, wanted me to purchase the book, but never did. My Poem was titled “Cry for the Babies”. My name is Debra Bedell Smith or I may have signed it Debbie Bedell Smith. Is there a way to find it? Thank you so much.

    P.S. I found some others titled the same, but not mine.

  27. Rhea Jeffrey
    May 31, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Hello, I entered a poem back in 1995 there about and I am hoping that you can assist me in finding this poem as soon as possible as I would like to read at my grandmother funeral. It was named Delomie..


    • Peter Armenti
      June 6, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Dear Rhea,

      I located your poem and sent it to you as an attachment in a separate email. I’m sorry for your loss.


  28. penny dunne
    June 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I had a poem publushed in 1995 national library of poetry.The Preface. By penny dunne …..never saw it. they told me the wrong book…Feb

  29. Erica Goldman
    July 8, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I submitted a poem, titled ‘Nature Walk’ in 1995, when I was 16 years old. I remember receiving a letter asking for permission for it to be published in the NLP anthology titled After the Storm – but my mother did not want it published as she felt it wasn’t fair to my siblings that they wouldn’t be recognized. I know….really unfortunate, right? I believe there was information about having it placed on a tape for people to listen to as well, some of the details are a little foggy. I have been trying to locate my poem ever since but I am fearful that the floppy disk it was stored on at the time has since been destroyed. I purchased After the Storm back in 2005 to see if it had been published but couldn’t locate it but I’m not surprised as my mother admitted a few years ago that she lied when she told me she sent in the release form. Could you please check the archives for my poem, Nature Walk. Thank you!

  30. Eddie Jacobs
    August 10, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I have been published in several of their anthologies over the past years. The book I had entitled East of The Sunrise was lost to me while moving around. Is there anyway you can locate this or any other poem published by me in their anthology series.

  31. Christine Newsom
    September 10, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I had a poem published in an anthology in the 80s. I do not remember the publisher’s name nor the title of the book or poem. It was a program where you actually had to pay, supposedly for the book, but I don’t have the book and have lost the hard copy of the poem. I would truly like to find it again since it was about my first born. Where should I go and what should I do?

  32. mahinour
    September 12, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Dear Mr/Mrs

    My name is Mahinour a 21 years old , a medical student
    i am from Egypt
    i have written English poetry and i was wondering how to get em published
    i have had a chance to publish poems in a couple of anthologies
    but since then i have been searching for a journal or magazine
    i would be grateful if you could help me get my poetry publish or guide me to the right way


  33. bernice williams
    September 17, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    hello, my name is Bernice Williams I also had several poems published in one or more of your anthologies back in the late 90’s. I would love to know how I can get noticed once again. The name of one of my poems were, “the old home place”

    September 22, 2014 at 10:22 am


  35. Angela McLeod
    September 27, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I had a poem published in 2002 in a book called where dreams begin. I attended the William Shakespeare banquet for the poetry convention in Orlando Florida and they told me it was published in that book in the Library of Congress.

  36. rich
    October 6, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    how do I submit poetry for publishing possibility.

  37. Joan Ellis
    October 16, 2014 at 2:16 am

    I have been trying to find a poem called SKIPPING STONES. It won first place in an anthology I believe was called ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM published by NATIONAL LIBRARY OF POETRY. Do you know where I could get a copy of that poem? Thanks

  38. timberre mims
    November 10, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I too have been searching tirelessly for a poem
    I did years ago titled ” IT WAS JUST A DREAM”
    was rated number one and I was offered to be flown
    Out to do the poem to Shirley Franklin..please help me find it I really love that poem

  39. Marcia J. Turner
    November 19, 2014 at 4:44 am

    I was supposed to have had a poem, “Love Me Forever”, published in the book, “The Coming of Dawn”, in the early nineties, but do not know if it was. At the time it was to be printed, I couldn’t afford to buy the book, so I never got to “see” my poem in print. I actually lost the only copy I had of my poem,(we moved), so I was hoping that it still exists somewhere. Do you think you can help me? Thank you, Marcia J. Turner

  40. Debbie Christian
    November 29, 2014 at 1:03 am

    I was sent an award letter when I was 19 (1990/91) & I’m 42 now stating that a poem I wrote would be published in Of Diamonds and Rust Vol.1 & wanted me to buy a copy of the anthology I didn’t have the money for it & have since been in a traumatic accident can not for the life of me remember the name of the poem but remember all that I think it was something like”The World Today” I would really like to have a copy for my children any help finding it would be greatly appreciated and such a blessing Thank you, Debbie Christian

  41. joanne eckert
    December 13, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Hi I had a poem published at one point, it was a poetry contest, I have since moved and lost most of my belongings and was hoping you could find the publishing. I never did receive a copy of the book. Thank you.

  42. keith bryant
    December 18, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Trying to fi d my poem called “a little flame”.Published in early to mid 80’s i beleave.Wolud love to find it for my daughter for whom it was written.Thank you.

  43. Crystle
    January 11, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Is there an actual valid website for the “National Library of Poetry” or are they no longer?

    • Peter Armenti
      January 12, 2015 at 9:55 am

      Dear Crystle,

      The National Library of Poetry’s (NLP’s) official website was formerly Poetry.com. The NLP, which was part of a larger company (Watermark Media Group, Inc.), is no longer active, and no longer has an official website. That said, Poetry.com still remains an active website–it is now operated by the company Newton Rhymes, LLC. For additional information, you can take a look at our entry on the NLP in our online guide to amateur poetry anthologies.



  44. David F. Lee
    January 20, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    What happened to the national library of poetry in Owens mills, Md.? are they still in business? can they still be reached? I get a run around when I try to search them on the internet

    • Peter Armenti
      January 28, 2015 at 7:42 am

      Hi David,

      The National Library of Poetry (NLP) is no longer in business, and consequently can no longer be reached. The NLP formerly ran the Poetry.com website, which is still active but is now operated by a different company, Newton Rhymes, LLC. For additional information, you can take a look at our entry on the NLP in our online guide to amateur poetry anthologies. If you have additional questions about the company, or need help locating a poem you submitted to the NLP, please feel free to contact me through our Poetry and Literature Center Ask a Librarian form and I’ll be happy to provide additional assistance.



  45. Jessica madau
    January 23, 2015 at 12:18 am

    I had a poem published in the 90’s (libary of congress) the title was Day Break something similar to that title, an I would like to locate the book to purchase if possible,how can I do that?

  46. mmana Bathobakae
    February 1, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I am trying to locate my poems…One of my poems titled “Love is what it is” was nominated on the international poetry awards which took place in washington in 2012. I was then asked to send 10 more poems to be included on the anthology of poems. I was promised to get a copy bt to this date I never received any. Please help me locate it.


    Mmana Bathobakae

  47. Heather Chapman
    February 6, 2015 at 1:08 am

    I entered 2 poems in a publishing contest back in 1993-94 and was told they would be in that years poetry book which I was unable to purchase at that time but I had every reason to believe it was an authentic reputable association as I believe they were still issuing new collections each year, but now all I can recall is that the name was along the lines of American Poetry Guild of America, and now I would like to see if my poems were really published and if so would I be able to purchase an issue from that far back?
    I hope you will be able to help me, or at least direct me on the right path. An ex-friend of mine stole and plagerized many of my writings, one of which was one of the two that I believed to be copy protected because of it’s being published, and have always wondered ever since if I could have filed a law suit against her. None the less, it would be something to show for my life that I was always proud of.
    Will be looking forward to your response. Thank you!

  48. michelle
    February 8, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    I have wrote 13 poems to your libaray and I would like to get the book there in or if there on a plaque I know there would be a price for them….

  49. arizona cunningham
    February 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I’m trying to help my mom find a poem she wrote for her first daughter who passed away. The poem.was written in 1995, I believe. It was published in a book, but my mom does not remember the title of the book. The title of the poem is called ” in memory of ” my mom’s name is Michelle Leonard. Her and my father tried finding the book back when it was published but never had any luck. If you could help me find this poem for her, I would be forever grateful.

  50. tommy grace
    February 24, 2015 at 12:47 am

    i have a poem i need to find bad it was in the book a far away place could you tell me if my name is in there and if so how could i purchase a copy

  51. Cindy Knapp
    February 24, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I had a poem published in the mid-late 90’s. I think it was in Ebbing Tide. Can you please help me find it? I am trying to establish myself as an Author now and wold like to mention this. I do not remember which poem it was.

    Thank you!

  52. Blic Echols Jr
    February 26, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Hi my name is Blic Echols Jr, I have several poems i have writen and would like to try and get them published, but i have no idea on how to go about it, If you could possibly give me some more information about it on how to go about it on my email address i would greatly appreciate it, thank you and have a good day

  53. wanda jones
    March 9, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I published a poem in the national library of poetry bk n the late 80 r early 90 I did recieve a book w my poem n the book called reality of life soon after the house burn down I tryed to get another book they told me it wasnt n there computer anymore how can I retreive the book w my poem in it, an how do I get in d next contest, plz dont send ur answer by email my computer is broken u may tex me (deleted) r mail me at delete) thank u in advance wanda jones

  54. Arlene DeFilippo
    March 15, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    I hope you can help me to locate a few of my poems. I did purchase one of my poems called Gentle Footsteps in the Book the is called “A Lasting Mirage – The National Library of Poetry. Editor Caroline Sullivan. Copyright 1997. Manufactured in The United States of American by Watermark Press – 1 Poetry Plaza Owings Mills, MD 21117. Address all inquiries to Jeffrey Franz, Publisher. Hope this will help someone find their poem. I am looking for my poem called “Why” It was written about a homeless lady. I would love to find the Poetry book that it was published in. It was nominated on the international poetry awards which took place in New York – which I never attended, but did receive a certificate. I would appreciate any help. Thank you!

  55. beverly lightner
    April 26, 2015 at 11:22 am

    My son had a poem published in After the storm in the late 80s or early 90s i purchased the book at that time but a friend decided they wanted it more than my son so it was lost and never reovered. I am interested in purchasing another copy. My sons name is […].

  56. olivia
    May 8, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    i entered this year and i would like to know when the winner will be decided will they email me?

  57. Amber Kissick
    May 15, 2015 at 2:28 am

    I’ve had several poems published since o think 2002? I used to have copies of them along with certificates but lousy everything on a house fire a few years ago. I’m not sure how to find them but would like to.

    • Peter Armenti
      May 15, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Dear Amber,

      Since you’ve also submitted your question to our Ask a Librarian service, I will go ahead and reply back to that version of your question. You’ll receive an email from me soon.



  58. Taresa
    May 17, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I had a poem published in the year 2004 and cannot find it

  59. Iz’Jayna Thomas/-EL
    May 30, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I have submitted several poems in the duration of the estimated year of 2008 through the present year of 2015. I would like to access them, is there any way you could help me find them ?

  60. Alyce Aileen Ackley
    June 11, 2015 at 7:51 am

    I have submitted several poems to poetry.com from I believe 1993-1999 give or take A year. A couple of the titles are….Barney Beaver, My Last Request, and also I think Lost or Forgotten Love. There was another one as well about friendship and quite possibly a few more. If you could please help me locate my poems and get me copies of them and or the book or books that they are in I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance for your help on this matter.

  61. Dr. S.L. Beckes
    July 21, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Would like to buy a copy of one of your books “Forever and a Day”
    ISBN 1-57553-070-8 published in the winter of 1996.
    Please email me the facts.
    VIP # PO405543 Poet Beckes

  62. Charles Griego
    July 22, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    According to the letter I received January 8,1996, my poem was “scheduled to appear in print.” Re; Beneath the Harvest Moon. How can I view this publication?

  63. pamela delos reyes
    August 17, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Hi! I wrote a poem called “Hipped” which I saw online at poetry.com. It was included in the book called Letters from the soul ( LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ISBN-07951-5160-8 ) published in 2002. I never had a copy of the book and I would like to have one if it’s possible, how or where can i purchase a copy? thanks.

  64. jenny shaw
    August 22, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I am trying to find a copy of my poem that was supposedly printed in the 1996 national book of poetry x I was jenny yates then but can’t remember the title of the poem just that it was about a boy called mark x

    Please would you be able to find it for me I’d love to see it again
    Thank you
    Mrs Jenny shaw x

  65. Eddie C.
    September 13, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    When I was younger I had a poem published by one those groups/contests. It was sometime when I was in 5th to 8th grade. I remember being told it was published, but being a child I never followed through on getting a copy. Nor did they realize my age as they never asked for parental permission and sent me propaganda about getting children to write more.

    All I have to go on is that the poem was titled “Red” and was published sometime with in 1990 – 1993 with my name as Jose E. Castillo.

  66. Trina Charles
    October 10, 2015 at 2:26 am

    I was published in 1997 by National Library of Poetry . My poem Is called ” Walk Past Yesterday ” I am not sure what volume It was printed in . I would love to purchase a copy of it . My name when published is Trina Srda .

  67. Marta Agostini
    November 17, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I entered a poetry contest in 1989or 1990 and have been trying to find my poem. If there’s any way that someone can help my in retrieving a copy I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

  68. Bonnie Moore
    November 17, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I had a poem in the 90’s published and purchased the book. The title is “YOUR BODY” I believe its on page 90-91.The book was burned in a house fire and I really would like to purchase another. Is this possible?

  69. Teresa K. Sobolewski
    January 4, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    I received several letters saying my poems from time areas 1995 Wheathers Last Forever and ended in
    9-10-2001 last poem My Indian Lover. There were about 21 different poems almost all excepted to be published however I never purchased any of them and lost all of them in a fire after leaving my husband and would like to retrieve them again. I have no copies of them anywhere and they were meant to be a autobiography. If you can help me find them it would make me so happy!
    Thank-you Teresa K. Sobolewski

  70. J.I. Graham, D.O.
    January 19, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Mr. Dewey Wright submitted a poem to the National Library of Poetry contest and subsequently received an Editor’s Choice Award in 1994. His family is interested in securing a copy of that poem. Apparently his poem was recognized by the judges as being among the best 3% of all entries judged. Please let me know what I must do to have it sent to me, his brother-in-law. Mr. Wright is deceased and his wife, my sister, due to health issues, is unable to help with information regarding this poem. I have searched on line and have been unsuccessful in attempts to find a copy.

    James I. Graham, D.O.

  71. Barbara Lewis
    January 22, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    I have lost touch with the national library of poetry: I wrote and you published two of my poems. The first was “Master Tree” the other one I had just written and don’t remember the name of it myself. However, both was published by you when entered in 1996 and 97. I have written so many poems over the years and stopped. I found my poems, recently and started reading and most of them are very good.

    After, I’d read some and wrote a few, I realized “I still have my touch”. I want to re-establish myself with “The National Library of Poetry”, “International Society of Poets and “The International Poetry hall of fame”. Please, make this happen for me?

    I loved you then and I love you now!

    Your Poet,
    Barbara M. Lewis

  72. raichel caesar
    February 8, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Looking for a poem I wrote and won second place when I was 13 , can’t find it, it was published in the national book of poetry. At the time living in Nashua new Hampshire.I would love to share this special poem with my children . if anyone can help me find it.please email me at [email protected]
    The poem was about the love for my mother who had passed. Majic is all I can remember I forgot the title .

  73. Deborah Zella
    February 13, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I wrote a poem in 1989 and I believe it was in the book around 1990. Is there anyway to find the poem, I would really like to be able to share it with my family.

  74. Timi Storms (formerly Bird)
    March 4, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    The National Library of Poetry awarded me with the Editor’s Choice Award for my 1997 contest entry published in A View From Afar. Is it possible to purchase a copy of this anthology? Thank you, kindly.

  75. shirley wilkerson (boyet)
    March 5, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    I wrote a poem in 2001 i put it on poetry.com i was told it would be put in a book at the time i was unable to purchase the book but have been trying to find the book so i can show my children but can not if u could help me i would appreciate it i put 2 or 3 of my poems on there please help me find them

  76. Nataliha
    March 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I entered into a contest a while ago and I forget what I named it and I entered it into I think poetry nation. I just want my poem back.

  77. Pamela Adams-Steiger
    March 29, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I submitted several poems for publication through poetry . The title is “Colors”. Would like information into what happened to my work. Thank you

  78. James
    March 29, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Hello everyone I am trying to locate a copy of the 1995 the garden of life book. I’m not sure if I was published in 95/96 book tho my letter editors choice is from 1995. Can you help me figure this out please. Thanks.

  79. Shanie Messenger
    April 2, 2016 at 5:31 am

    I entered this contest I believe in 1996, I was contacted and was told my poem would be published. I never found the book my poem was supposed to be in and i was wondering if somebody can help me out. I wrote this poem about my mother who passed away when I was really young, and i wrote on the top of the page “Dedicated to Teresa Gail Messenger”, so I’m not sure if this poem was filed with her being the author. I would love to share this with my family. If someone can help me i would really appreciate it.

    Sincerey, Shanie Messenger

  80. Virginia Blevins (Shields)
    April 24, 2016 at 8:16 am

    I wrote a poem titled “A Reminder” that was published in the National High School Poetry Association,s Anthology of High School Poetry in 1949 or 1950 from Wilbur Wright High School in Dayton, Ohio. I would like to find a copy of that since I don’t have one. Thank you

  81. lonnie douglas
    April 27, 2016 at 11:57 am

    i had a poem in this book in 2006 called the carpenter man id like to find

  82. catherine leong
    April 28, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    my father sent you a poem in 1997, it was called I Know A Man, i am wanting that poem back as soon as possible……after my fathers death, there was a write up that your company was not legit……I tried numerous times to try and talk to someone and to no avail was unsuccessful…….i am hoping you can track this done now …..and send it to me in my email asap……i will not give up till i have this poem that he submitted to you……I also have all the documentation and his so called VIP number, hope to hear from you ASAP

    • Peter Armenti
      April 29, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Dear Catherine,

      I’ve added your question into our Ask a Librarian system. I will be in touch with you soon with a more complete response. Please note for now, though, that we (the Library of Congress) did not publish your poem — rather, it was almost certainly published by an amateur poetry publisher.

      Best wishes,


  83. catherine leong
    April 28, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    one other comment to you , the so called book it was to be published in was called THE GLOW WITHIN, he never did receive the book and he sent you money ………so you better contact me on this matter asap

  84. Troy A Porter jr
    May 5, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I wrote a poem called, “Wish upon a dream “in 1995 or 1996 that was published in a book of poems in 1996 called: Forever and a Day. Also I was sent an audio reading of my poem on cassette tape. Please help me to find a copy of this book with my poem in it along with the audio cassette tape. Thank you.

  85. Kelly Skaggs
    May 9, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I received an honorable mention from poetry.com .
    I have several other poems I would like to add but I want to be copyrighted and I want my writings to be safe through the library of congress as an American Authot / poet.

    How can I go about doing this?

  86. Allan
    May 10, 2016 at 3:22 am

    I have a poem published in one of the books called “Beneath the Harvest Moon” poem titled “Love Is A Funny Thing”. I do have the book but I am trying to locate it online so my friends can see it but I am unable to locate it. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

  87. Melissa frey
    June 19, 2016 at 12:25 am

    I am trying to locate a book that I had a poem published in through the the library in Owings Mills, Maryland. The name of the book was River of Dreams and I am interested in buying a copy of the book or atleast getting a copy of my poem. I believe it was in the late 80s early 90s. Please contact me. Thank you.

  88. Sarah E. Powell
    June 20, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Your “library of poetry” stole my poem written in 2005. I was 11 years old, and was ecstatic to know my writing was “award winning”. Not only did you steal my work, you’ve stolen that 11 year olds passion for writing.
    I would like all rights to the poem, “Life Grows Harder” by: Sarah E. Powell.
    A complaint to the BBB has been issued, and application for the copyright to MY poem has been filed.

    • Peter Armenti
      June 24, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Dear Ms. Powell,

      I’ve added your question into our Ask a Librarian system. I will be in touch with you soon with a more complete response. Please note for now, though, that we (the Library of Congress) did not publish your poem — rather, it was almost certainly published by an amateur poetry publisher.

      Best wishes,


  89. Jazyn Webb
    June 30, 2016 at 1:41 am

    My dad had a poem called kiss under the thunderstorm published in a book called dark side of the moon. I turn 17 friday and just found out about it and now I wanna read it but cant find it.

  90. Sandra Shelton
    July 2, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    To each questions ask,
    The answers is always the same.

    • Peter Armenti
      July 18, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Dear Sandra,

      I enter each poetry question received through the comments into the Library’s Ask a Librarian system, through which I then reply back to the questioner with more specific, personalized assistance. Providing full responses here would clog the comments thread and also potentially expose patrons’ personally identifiable information.

      If you have a question, please feel free to reply to this comment or submit your question to me through the Poetry and Literature Center’s Ask a Librarian form.



  91. Kelly Phillips
    July 3, 2016 at 12:22 am

    I wrote a poem about Elvis Presley back in 1979-1980 give or take. I mailed it in and not remembering where because i was around 11 or 12 years old, anyway I was mailed a check for 7.00. I was wondering where this poem is and would love to see it. I do remember some of the poem. Can someone help me. I live in Indianapolis Indiana if that helps. Thank you

  92. poetryguy22
    July 6, 2016 at 11:40 am

    you will find out who wins on the 20th of September (I recieved a letter saying I was a nominee)

  93. Marvin Brown
    July 12, 2016 at 3:18 am

    In 1992, I wrote and submitted a poem, The Brightest Star I See!,to the North American Open Poetry contest, which was organized by Elizabeth Barnes. I received a plaque for making the top 2% of the Editors Choice Award. I received an invitation to attend a ceremonial event in Maryland with John Denver as a special guest, who also wrote poetry. However, I could not attend, since I was serving in the active duty military at the time. My poem was later incorporated into a song published by Hilltop Records, who sent me a cassette tape of the recording. Supposedly, my poem was published in an anthology by the Library of Congress. The only word I remember in this anthology is ‘Cloud.’ How can I get a copy of this book, or the ISBN number? How can I possibly get confirmed information for this accomplishment in 1992? I’ve lost these documents over the years. Thank you kindly. Marvin L. Brown

  94. Holly B. Mims
    July 18, 2016 at 7:02 am

    After the death of my brother, I ran across a 1995 letter from The National Library of Poetry saying he was a semi-finalist. How can I find his poem “Muse the breast of Venus Globose…”? His name was Mark Paradise.

  95. Danielle
    July 22, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Randomly I thought about this poem I wrote and won the contest in the 90s , either 1993 or 1994. I just remembered the name of the book was the Edge of Twilight. How can I find my poem that was published? The house I grew up in is abandoned now and the book was in there.
    Please help.

  96. Patricia Carmon
    July 25, 2016 at 7:19 am

    I published some poetry back in 1999-2001. How can I find out what anthology my work went in? My address at that time was 602 4th Street, Apartment 1, Troy, NY 12180.

  97. Shera
    August 23, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I had published one of my poem on poetry.com back in 2003 or 2004 and now i can’t find the website or the poem itself. I mean absolutely nothing popping up, the title of my poem is “Baby Girl”. I wrote that poem with passion because I always wanted a baby girl. If you could please located my poem for me/ or tell me where I could locate it I would greatly be thankful.

  98. Steven Sher
    September 19, 2016 at 6:05 am

    A poem of mine (“Days of Wonder”) appeared in an anthology (On The Threshold Of A Dream, vol. 3, 1992 – ISBN-10: 1561670375 – National Library of Poetry, Owings Mills, MD). After the poem was published, I learned that I had to pay (a lot) for a copy of the anthology. I decided to have nothing more to do with the press. Recently, however, I have been trying to locate a copy of the poem as it appeared in the anthology. I see that others are facing the same predicament. I also see that the Library of Congress lists a copy of the anthology in its holdings. Would it be possible to get a copy (digital) of the page on which the poem appears? (And possibly a copy of the anthology’s title page as well?) I would be happy to pay for this and/or make a small donation to the LofC. I would appreciate any suggestions or help that you can provide. Thank you and best wishes, Steven (Sher)

  99. Celeste Haney
    September 24, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I remember when I was in middle I wrote a poem and submitted it and received paperwork that it would be published in a volume book. I would like to purchase the book and show my children that the sky is the limit no matter your age. How can I purchase the book, how do I locate the book.
    Thank you in advance

  100. karen haas-cluesman
    September 28, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I had several poems published back in the 80’s early 90’s under my old married name of Karen Cowan I would like copies of them.

  101. Marilyn Margaret Davis
    October 9, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Yes!I have been searching for my poem I wrote I believe in 2000 or 1998?”

  102. DeAnna Taylor
    October 15, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I had a poem published in a contest in the early 90’s. How can I find it and possibly get a copy of the book?
    Thank you for your help
    DeAnna Taylor-Johnson

  103. Chris Boe
    October 31, 2016 at 1:41 am

    I entered a contest back in the late 90s for poetry and I remember them telling me my poem would be published and offered me a chance to buy the book. For the life of me, I cannot remember the name of the book or even of my poem for that matter. How could I track it down just by my name and the city I was in when I wrote it. It was an awesome poem and I’d like to see it again.

  104. Chrissy
    November 4, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    My mom wrote a poem in 1994, for this. I know the name and the whole poem by heart. It was called, “Walls Surrounded” by Melissa Morrissey.

  105. Myka
    November 12, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    My great-great grandfather August Able got his poem into The World Book of Poetry. I have not been able to locate it for the life of me. I do not know what it was called.

  106. Mila Y. Yunzal
    November 14, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    I have just finished writing a poem last night. Can I post it here?

    • Peter Armenti
      December 5, 2016 at 9:13 am

      Dear Mila,

      This comment thread is not intended as a space to publish poetry. However, if you’re interested in locating appropriate venues for publishing your poem, please feel free to submit your question to our Ask a Librarian service and I’ll be happy to suggest a few resources you can explore to learn more about where you can submit your poem for possible publication.



      Best wishes,


  107. Angel Goodwin
    December 2, 2016 at 3:25 am

    My poem was chosen to be put in the book Tides of Memory, I believe in 1998.
    The title was Existence Revealed. I did not get the book and I wondered if there was any way I could now or at least see it.I was just seventeen years old.

  108. Shellie Sanchez
    December 2, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Back in the early 90’s 1991-1994 I had submitted a poem and was told it was going to be published. I never purchased the book. A few years ago I purchased The Coming of Dawn to see if it was in there. It was not. Is it possible to see if it was ever published. My name is Shellie Sanchez. Maiden name Ellison.

  109. Erica Allen
    December 7, 2016 at 4:55 am

    I am searching for my poem that was published in The International Book of Poetry back in the 90’s. Title of my poem was Insecurity and written by me Ms.Erica Lynn Allen

  110. Joseph M Wilson
    December 30, 2016 at 10:47 am


    I also had a poem published in 1995 or 1996 titled “Who am I”. I did receive a copy of the issue, but I lost it over the years. Is it possible to locate?


  111. Lisa
    January 6, 2017 at 3:53 am

    I wrote a poem for my class in 1993 for the contest that was going on at the time, under the name Lisa Wymer from Hastings Mi. I got a letter stating that I would be having my poem published but I don’t remember what book it was going to be in I was wondering if you could help me find the book so I can purchase it. Thank you for your time.

  112. Shahzadi Nadia Khan
    January 21, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Hi Peter,
    I don’t know whether I will get a reply or not but I had two poems on poetry.com one of which “The Ultimate Destination” was selected to be published in their Millennium book but at the time I didn’t have money to buying the book. I think it was to be published in year 2000 the millennium edition I guess. How can i find whether my poem was published or not and if it did then how can I purchase it now??

    Please help.

    Thank you kindly



  113. Peter Tokar
    January 23, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Dear Library of Congress requests sites
    I was writing two poems and they were posted for a Contest in the 1990’s
    We purchased two Anthologies / four copies of each
    One Poem was Titled “Missing His Garage”
    another Poem was Titled “Taiga Moon”
    I, Peter Tokar, was the poet for both poems.
    I had moved on August 1, 2011. so much had to be left on my book shelves. I had to down-size to a small suite.
    I would like very deeply that you will help to find the Details about these poem titles.

  114. Stephanie brett
    January 28, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Hi, I also had a poem published when I was a kid in high school. How can I locate it now and possibly order a copy if possible now.

    February 2, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    My name is Vilma Garrido Estenger. Between 1998 and 2007 or so, ILP published several of my poems (Ely was the editor). It used to be possible to get on your website, look for a poet and access his or her poems. I just tried to do that and did not find the way;isn’t there that possibility anymore? It was frustrating

  116. Christopher stubbs
    February 9, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I wrote a poem for a school competition in either 1999 or 2000. It was a poem about playing alongside Micheal Owen as a football player. It was published and I would love to purchase the book but can’t find the name of it. Could you please help me

  117. Angel
    February 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Hello. I am trying to locate a copy of a poem I won a national contest for back in 1986/1987. The title of my poem was “What The Statue Of Liberty Means To Me.” I won it as part of my school’s participation in the. Atop all contest. The name of my school I was attending at the time was Mitchell Memorial Elementary in Columbus, Mississippi. Can someone help me locate a copy of this poem? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

  118. Rita Biehl
    March 4, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Hello, I had a poem published in a book I was offered to order but was not able to at the time. I’m fairly sure it was through The National Library of Poetry but I’m not 100% sure. I believe the cover was green but again am not positive, I think it was in either 2002 or 2003 and it was about the moon. I cannot remember the title, maybe ode to moon or something similar. I’m sorry I can’t be more precise. My name is Rita Biehl. Can you help me track this down please?

  119. Rosette
    March 19, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Hi l am looking for a poem l wrote and l no l got it published, because l had a few done,so this one l am looking for is Dawn of a new spirit

  120. Raymond Kester
    March 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I had a poem that was published in the book “Tracing The Infinite” and my copy was lost in a fire. I’ve been trying to track down the book that has it published in it but the books I found did not have mine in it. Do you know where I can find it at, the book that is, or a copy of it with my poem in it? I believe it was published in 2007 and it would mean a lot to me to find it so I can give it to my daughter when she is older. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  121. Shanai M Hooker
    April 24, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I’m looking for a few of poems that had won and were published between the years 1997-1999 my name back then would have been shanai winn thanks.

  122. David Salas
    May 2, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Hey there…

    I’m looking for a poem that was published by a gentleman by the name of Eric Nealon. He had won a contest while in elementary school. It was in either 1990 or 1991. I’m actually trying to find the boos it was published in. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  123. alexandra
    May 2, 2017 at 10:33 am

    ugh i’m so happy i got a poem published in this library a year ago and never won a prize

  124. Salvacion Serojales
    May 10, 2017 at 4:47 am

    Hello. I wrote some poems and I want to know if i could share those poems. Please let me know how. Thank you.

  125. Grace Bautista
    May 15, 2017 at 6:16 am


    I had a poem published by National Library of Poetry in the earl 90’s. I was around 11 yrs old then. I was able to find it online around 2004 but now, I can no longer locate it. I want to get a hard copy if possible. How do I go about finding it again? It was under the name Marie Grace Saquibal as author.

    I hope you can help me out.

    Many Thanks! 🙂

  126. jennifer lane
    May 15, 2017 at 9:29 am

    I had a poem published in the National poets society book. In the early 2000`s.how do I find it online

  127. Victoria Bloom
    May 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I had a poem That I submitted to poetrycom and supposedly I had won poet of the year this was I believe in 2005 I have been looking for my poetry everywhere and have been unable to find it do you think you could help me with that

  128. Jeannie
    June 17, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    My mother had written a poem in 1995: “What Are Poems?”-Valletta Drayer. The letter said it was selected for “The Sound of Poetry”

  129. April Hughes
    July 2, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Hello, I would like to find my poetry that was submitted into contests and was published in poetry books. I was young under the age of 18 years, when I submitted my work. I also was published under a maiden name. I would get letters in the mail asking me to attend the convention, for my published work. I am trying to find these books so I can share them with my child and mother. Where can I go to find the work?

  130. Helen Anderson Glass
    July 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I was sad when I learned that Florence Henderson had died- She was Mistress of Ceremony at the Society’s even in Washington, D.C. in 1993-94 and as so beautiful and so very special, She will be missed. That 94 year old WW2 seaHAG in Tucson

  131. Danae ballesteros
    July 20, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Hello many a years ago one of my poems was published, I can’t really recall the name but I belive it was called 2 years ago, it has my name on it danae ballesteros or danae ballesteros hernandez, I want to know in WHT book it was published so I can buy it, please help me!!!

  132. Meghna chhugera
    July 23, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Hello…I had written a poetry in 1995 and got a confirmation from The National Library of Poetry that the same is going to be published in ‘The sound of Poetry’.The letter said that my poetry has been selected to be published.
    I never saw my published poem again.That was years back and now when i see all the above messages it is so nostalgic to go back again into the poetry world.
    The tiltle of my poetry is “Heart to Heart”….
    Kindly help me find my poetry.
    Thanks a lot.

    July 25, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    i am looking to find a copy of an Anthology called .Light of the world, i wrot a poeam that was chosen and was entered into semi final competition 1997. the letters corraspond to it are I S B N-1-57553-413-4 WOULD LIKE TO FIND THE BOOK , HOPE YOU CAN HELP THANK YOU ,Mary.

  134. Samuel Schmidt
    July 25, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Can’t remember the year but late 1990 to the 2000

  135. Bethany King
    August 11, 2017 at 12:14 am

    I am looking for 3 books that my poems were published in, but not sure of the years and do not remember the names of the books. I was a featured poet in one. I lost all of the hardback books my poems were published in in a flood last August 2017, and I would like to purchase the books again.

  136. edwin
    August 15, 2017 at 6:02 am

    hi am Edwin my poem is chosen to be published , so I am asking if I can have access to view my poem please.

  137. Brittany Hopping
    September 3, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Hi! I’m trying to locate a poem I had published, last name Kirkpatrick at the time, roughly around 1999-2000. I can’t remember the name of the poem, or even the book it was published in, except I think I remember it being maroon and gold? My dad and I recently really started connecting and talking, and he asked to read my published poem. Problem is, I was 11-12 at the time, going through a really bad time in my life, and I don’t remember much from then. It’s really important to me that I do everything I can to find this poem since this is the first time he’s ever asked to read what I’ve written. Thank you.

  138. Lisa Urbahns
    September 3, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Hi i wrote a poem back in 1997 my mom had it published in a book its called “mommy’s Angel”

  139. Lisa Urbahns
    September 3, 2017 at 10:44 am

    It may have been up to 1999 when it was published.

  140. Theresa Langsdale
    September 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I wrote a poem through a contest on face book and won third place the Poem was titled “For get me not” it was about Alaska, That is where I grew up… Homer Alaska
    Please help me find it and I would like to purchase it. This was done about 5 to 7 yrs ago I believe!
    Thank you …Theresa Langsdale (Sullivan)

  141. Kelly Phillips
    September 19, 2017 at 12:50 am

    I wrote a poem about Elvis back in 1978 or 1979 I received a check In the mail for 7.00 I was about 12 years old.. I was wondering if I could get a copy of the poem and also see where it ended up..

  142. Joseph Serrano
    September 19, 2017 at 9:24 am

    My girlfriend had a poem published in a book back when she was attending elementary school in Brooklyn New York 2002-2003 her name is Nayeli Saavedra. Is there any chance you can help me find said poem and or book it will mean a great deal not only to me but to her as well.

  143. Debra Dale
    September 23, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I have o ever 30 poems of my father’s. Can I get them published since he is deceased. He died 1989. He always wanted to publish them but never got around to it. I have had the. All these years and would like to finally do this for him. He had one published long time ago he said. His name is Ovid R Dale. Please if you know of a publishing company you recommend that would be appreciated.

  144. Helen
    September 26, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Hi. Some time ago, I published a poem called, “What is a family” or something like that. I even had the cd of poems mailed out to me. I can’t find that poem in your system. Could you please locate it. I am from Mississauga, Ontario in Canada.

  145. kelly berg
    September 29, 2017 at 11:02 am

    looking for a poem of mine that was supposedly published between 2005-2007 called “the journey” i think, and my name is kelly berg.

  146. Rocky H. Nichols
    October 3, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I have basically the same question that Helen Farina had asked which is, I sent a poem in 1994 and received a letter back asking me to initial it for accuracy. I was supposed to it back to 11419-10 Cronridge Drive post office box 704 Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 phone# (410) 356-2000 the date was September 29, 1994. I was only seventeen at the time and my Great Aunt had done all of the mailing stuff for me so years later I have come across the letter mentioned above. I am forty years old now and just wondering if my poem ever got published. There was a notation to put it in the sound of poetry it said it was a wonderful verse. The name of my poem was My Great-Grand Mother by Rocky H. Nichols. I would be most grateful if you could find out any information for me. Thank you.

  147. Devon Strong
    October 11, 2017 at 12:55 am

    I put some poems on poetry.com back in May 2012
    One that I remember the name of is A Mothers Love
    Could you help me find my poems?

  148. Devon Strong
    October 11, 2017 at 12:59 am

    I previously commented and I realize now I said May 2012 but it was actually May 2007

  149. Brenda L Haley Elizondo
    October 14, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Over the years I’ve received several letters saying my poetry was in books. I never bought any of them and wondering if still available? I have heard some lines in songs. Is there a way I can find proof of this?

  150. ashley leasure
    October 15, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Years ago I posted a poem on a website I forget the name but no some of the poem im trying to find it because it means alot to me and I don’t remember the whole things please someone help me it was about my uncle gump James muntean some of the poem I no was i came home from church I cried and I cried I just found out my uncle died

  151. Charles Thomas
    October 26, 2017 at 11:26 am

    I am searching for a poem i wrote in 2005 or 2006 that made the newspaper for a contest around clinton Michigan. I was 15 when i wrote it for this contest and i have been searching for the article ever since please and thank you

  152. Sharitti Green
    November 3, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Hi two of my poems were published several years ago. The names of the poems were “Wept Like Rain” and “Promise I Will Keep” I believe this was around 8 or 9 years ago. If you could help me I would extremely appreciate your effort and time. Thank you!

  153. Tracy youst manurlla
    November 6, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Hello, a friend of my mom’s had I e of my poems “published”, I was supposed to receive the book but never did. Can you please help.

    Thank you

  154. Beecher B Brown jr
    November 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    had many poems published with Poetry.com. Suddenly a new site opens under that name and there is no record of poems from the previously named site. several poems were published in volumes by The International Library of Poetry. Can you tell me where I might find the poems listed with the previous Poetry.com?

  155. Karen Huff
    November 10, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I had a poem published back in the 1990’s. Titled “His Other Mother” about my son’s step mom. She has since passed away a few days ago and this would probably mean a lot to my son if I could find it. I never bought the book. By Karen Vance or (Ryherd)? Thank you!

    • Peter Armenti
      November 20, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Dear Ms. Huff,

      I responded to the copy of your question you submitted through our Ask a Librarian service. Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do.



  156. Laurie Carney
    November 14, 2017 at 12:04 am

    I am so damn depressed with this whole situation regarding the old poetry.com going over to lulu then some other nonsense site. I have sent in my poems to the old poetry.com for over 20 years first started out submitting them via the us mail system then online. I never in a million years thought all my work would vanish off the internet. Please please please help me locate my poems, they were written about my life, what I went through etc. After all the times I got a reward letting saying I was a finalist and my poem was being put in their books you’d think I’d at least be able to locate them. Laurie

  157. Darlene Coull
    November 19, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I was a poetry contest winner and I received a letter from the NLP stating my poem would be published in one of their upcoming anthologies. If memory serves me correct the book was to be called Embedded Dreams.Can you please help me find my poem? I never received anything from NLP after that letter, not even a copy of the book. Please help. If memory serves me right the name of my poem was Brighter Beginnings. I have sent myself a poor mans copyright at the time but in between moving I lost the piece of mail I sent to myself. Thank you Darlene Coull

    • Peter Armenti
      November 20, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Dear Ms. Coull,

      I responded to the copy of your question you submitted through our Ask a Librarian service. Please let me know if there is anything else that I can.



  158. Lucille Peters
    November 27, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I am looking for two books: A Far Off Place ( The National Library of Poetry ), This Old House and Me by Lucille Ann Peters

    A River Dreams ( The National Library of Poetry ),
    Enslavement to Living and to Dying by Lucille Peters

  159. Brianna M Ward
    December 11, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    I contributed to the anthology ‘Forever Spoken’ in 2007. Are these books still available for viewing?

  160. Brittney Littrell
    December 13, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    I was very active on a poetry website that had a lot of contests and published poetry collections yearly when I was in 8th grade. So probably between the years 1998 and 2000. I had a poem published in one of these books and I’m desperately trying to find it. The title of the poem was Heaven.

  161. Rachel Hogya
    December 17, 2017 at 2:58 am

    I had a poem published in the anthology “Of Diamonds and Rust”, I don’t know which volume and I don’t recall the year. It was either under my maiden name of Rachel Moore, or my first married name Rachel Brooks. I can’t even remember the name of the poem because it’s been decades! Is there any way to track it down just based on the name of the anthology and my name?

  162. Joshua Willoughby
    December 18, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I had a few poems on poetry.com and now they have a new format and my poetry is gone. Do you know if there is a way to retrieve my poems. I don’t have hard copies of them so I need them and didn’t get a chance to copy them down before poetry.com changed their format.

  163. Lucy Gualtieri
    December 19, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Hello my name is Lucy Gualtieri I entered my poem back in the 1992 or so and it was published in The National Book of Poetey I purchased a book And gave it To my mom back when I got it as a gift She passed away and I’m not having luck getting it back Anyways I’m hoping that There is help finding the book it was published in and if I can purchase another one
    The poem has a Name
    By me
    Lucy Gualtieri
    I also bought the plaque that I have hanging on my wall from you”s as well
    I’m hoping I’m able to seek help finding the book it would be an amazing gift I’d like to once again purchase for myself
    Thank You
    Lucy Gualtieri

  164. Chris Messina
    December 20, 2017 at 3:33 am

    In 1968-69, I entered a poetry contest while in high school. It was a national contest for high school age students. I think, but am not sure, that it was called the Golden Poetry contest. Regardless, they notified me that I was a co-winner of the contest for the state of Illinois. The title of my poem was “The Foxholes of Vietnam”. It was entered under the name of C.G. Messina. I was pretty proud of that accomplishment, but nothing other than a letter and a Golden Poet Award certificate was sent to me. Friends and acquaintances think I’m daft, so I am hoping you can help me to locate a copy of my poem. It supposedly was published in an anthology of high school poetry way back then. The only copy I had I gave to my mother as a gift and it has long since disappeared. Was I scammed even back then, 47 years ago?

  165. Donnettia Young or donnettia sumner
    December 29, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    I’m looking for my poems that I’ve had published in your books and also one that was put on tape for the blind. But can not find them. The one I’m trying to find is “Why does there have to war in this world?” I did purchase two of the poems of the millennium which had the gold trimming on the pages etc but I moved before receiving them so did never get them. But I’d really like to find my poems if possible please. I believe 5 in total.

  166. Stephen K. McWilliams
    January 2, 2018 at 8:58 am

    I am an established Poet & after years just sitting on the sidelines , I would like to sell pens in stores with some of my Poem Titles on them or even a line of some of the Poems on them. Do you know how I can get an order form from a legitimate Company who does this?

  167. Aman kapoor
    January 3, 2018 at 2:15 pm


    I received a confirmation of publication of my poem Meeting you but never received a copy of the book.My poem was entered in a contest held in usa. Please could you help me trace that book and send me a copy. Thanking You Aman Kapoor

  168. Melissa Mcleod
    January 4, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    I had a poem published 2006 by readers digest.. I am looking for it.. How do I do find it.

  169. Consie Palencia Felix
    January 9, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Gud day. I received a letter way back June 12,2001. Where it says my poem “Just A mind Away” is scheduled to appear on “The Sound of Poetry” collection to be released both on Cd & cassette tape. Just wasnt able to reply, and certify the accuracy of the poem,
    for any corrections,which is what’s needed. Just wondering what happened to my poem. Any reply’s are very much appreciated. Im from the Philippines. I did some cleaning in my room and saw this letter again. Just wondering. Thank you.

  170. Daniel Coble
    January 13, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    I wrote many poems on poetry.com between the years of 2001 and 2010. Only some of them were for contests and only those that were received notice that they were published in anthologies by the National Library of Poetry or whatever alias the website was using at that time.

    Would it be possible for you to find these poems for me and send me the titles and texts of them or help me find a way to get them back? The website they were on no longer maintains archives that have me in them and appears to have changed hands at least twice.

    I’m not asking for every poem back, just whatever ones you might be able to find in the anthologies if you can.

    My name is Daniel Coble.

  171. Evelyn Taylo
    February 6, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    I wish I could find my copies of all my poems. Sadly only a few. I too have submitted 12-15 poems in the Poetry.com. I was very pleased with them and shocked to learn from what I read on the Lulu site.
    If you can retrieve my poems,I’d forever be grateful. Tears are a Language…. The One….. Silent Pain…. Death is Life….to name a few. Can you help?

    Thank you

  172. Cameron vargas
    February 20, 2018 at 12:19 am

    When I was about 13 or 14 I entered a contest to have my poem published into a book. All I can remember is the title of my writings. I was “told” it were to be published , never heard anything after that. ‘Ode To The Night’.

  173. Beverly
    March 3, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    looking FOR THE POEMS I WROTE BACK IN 1990-1998

  174. Linda Murray
    March 11, 2018 at 11:43 am

    I am trying to locate a poem published in 1970 called “Little children”. At the time my name was Linda Bernier. I’m not sure who published it. I was in the 8th grade at the time.
    I also have another poem written between 71-74 that I believe was published in a high school anthology. I am not sure of the name but I think it was something like “Once I had you”. I am hoping that you can point me in the right direction. Thank you~

  175. Hanna Ridinger
    March 16, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    I had a poem put in a book in 2003/2004. I can’t remember what it was called, but I remember getting a letter stating that it was going to be published in a book and I had the option to purchase the book. I didn’t purchase the book and am looking for the poem. Can you help?

  176. Magan
    March 20, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Hi, I had a poem published in an anthology when I was in college through a creative writing competition and I was supposed to buy a copy but didn’t hand the form in on time, it’s called autumn or autumb leaves or something, is there any way I’d be able to find it/get a copy

    Kind regards
    Magan Heer

  177. Meganne Albright Thompson
    March 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    I submitted a poem back in 1995 I think it was. They sent me a letter saying it would be published and I never got a copy of the book. I would love to find it. I don’t remember the name of the poem off hand and can’t find my poem book.

  178. Heather Gillette
    April 2, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    HI! I am searching for poem I won a poetry contest with. I think it was on Poetry.com but I am not totally sure. The Poem was published in a coffee table book. The title of the poem was “A Crow Waits” I believe it was sometime between 96-98. Thank you!

  179. David Cavon Terry
    April 6, 2018 at 2:38 am

    I submitted a poem on by the name of The Lions Den some years ago and many others. I would like to receive copies of all of my poems. Its an important matter that I retrieve them,thanks

  180. Tiffany Lavechia
    April 7, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    I received a letter that my poem was published in the National Library of Poetry and never received a copy of the book. This was approximately 1998. My maiden name is Grant. Hoping to find my poem

  181. Stephanie Cronland
    April 18, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    My mom wrote a poem called my little world but never received her book. She passed away in October and going through her paperwork ,l found a Editor’s Choice Award. I would love to have a copy of her poem.Can you help ? Thank you, Stephanie

  182. Samantha
    April 27, 2018 at 1:09 am

    My mother published tons of peoms on this website back when she was younger, I don’t exactly know the years. A person used one of her poems. It is now famous, most have heard of it but only a few know the true author. We are currently looking for proof that she plagerized. Would you have kept documents of the writings from mabey 20+ years? -Samantha
    If you do have the documents, will you contact me at [email protected]

  183. Amber Daniels
    April 27, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    I was talking to my mom and remembered that I had a poem published & recieved papers from ” the national library of poetry” saying I was to be published in one of their volumes. This was many years ago and I never received a copy of the book. Is there a way to find it? My maiden name was Amber Daniels

  184. Julia Inman. (messer)
    May 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I had a poem published in the 1997 poetry guild book and I’d love to find it. The title was “my life a silent scream for your love”

  185. angel goodwin
    May 27, 2018 at 3:21 am

    hello, I had a poem published at the age of 17. and I do not have the book.

    I would love to purchase the book now I just wanted to be sure this was the one.

    My poem is Existence Revealed, was in Tides of Memory I believe was 2000.

    could you let me know if I am featured in this book?

  186. Heidi wilson
    June 5, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    I had five pages of poems from the 90s. It was a very dark time for me and would love to share theses with my grown children

  187. Sharon
    June 5, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    wondering what happened to the national library of poetry. my friend and i both had poems published by them.
    (one of my poems was the screams within)

    let me know if you need more info. thanks

  188. Christina Wilson Browning
    June 27, 2018 at 4:55 am

    I’m trying to track down any leads anyone may have in regards to my intellectual property. I posted a poem up on a forum website in 2007 and someone from that site took said poem without my promisson and entered it in I don’t know what…. a contest or something, I’m not sure. I do know that it did manage to get published in a book because I got a e-mail notifying me of that fact.. I didn’t receive a copy of the book, and I was very ill at time ,so my priorities where channeled on said illness. The book could have been published between 2007- 2010 pen name Kalie or HeatherAmber. Or they could of used my real name, . It would just be nice to know what happened. Thanks for your time and consideration.
    Christina Wilson Browning
    P.s. I do have the poem if that will help, just e-mail-me, and I will send it to you.

  189. Tamra Mertlich
    June 29, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    I had one of my poem published in High School but I never bought the book. How would I start the search to find the one I was in? My poem was “Above the Counter”.

  190. Tamra Mertlich
    June 29, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I should have also said that it would have been sometime between 1992-1995 I believe.

  191. Wanda Reichard
    August 19, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Poetry.com had a few of my poems in the 1990s I’m interested in one called “song of a single mom”
    Maybe you can help? Thank you!

  192. Nancy Lynne Campana
    August 27, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    I was published in Beneath the Harvest moon.

    I’m on page 51 & the first poem listed on that page.

    The name of my poem is “My Pain”

    Spiteful family member threw out everything I had. I owned the book, they had my poem put on a plaque & recited on a cassette tape (she threw out & destroyed them all)
    I just would like a copy of the page I’m published on because nobody believes me when I say I’ve been published.

  193. Tim Broger
    September 6, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    2002 my daughter was a finalist for middle school international library of poetry competition, how do I find out how she finished?

  194. Brittany
    September 10, 2018 at 2:36 am

    Hi I wrote a poem called a place so free it was supposed to have been published in immortal verses can you please lovatw my poem so i can read it and a way for me to purchase the book ? Thanks so much !

  195. Lindsey Delapoer
    September 11, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Is it possible to purchase a past 1994 Library of Congress poetry collection? Do you have these poems available online? Thanks –

  196. Brandy Nicole Nath
    September 11, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    I had a hand full of poems I posted on poetry.com maybe more i posted when I was a teenager in high school id like to have copies of and I feel really upset that I can’t get on and see them anymore! Help please and thank you!!!!

  197. Brandy Nicole Nath
    September 11, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Looking for my poems i published as a teen on poetry.com and we’ll it’s shut down! That’s not ok! I need those poems they mean a Lot to me please locate all of them and email them to me!!!!

  198. Crystal Pickering
    September 25, 2018 at 2:45 am

    I wrote a poem in 1991-92 or around there. I do not remember the title. Could you help me please.

  199. Rachael Margison
    September 26, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I submitted a poem that I wrote to poetry.com in 2001 or 2002. It was published in my maiden name, Rachael Serie. I won a contest and the poem is in a book, but I can’t figure out where to find my work, as well as details about the copright, or publication. Will you please help me?

  200. Camagu Somana
    September 27, 2018 at 6:11 am

    In 2002 I was told that my poem War In Ciera Leone was gonna be published on Letters From The Soul, I never had a copy of that book. Can you HELP by finding out if it was really published?

  201. Maureen Nicolakis
    October 5, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Both my sons when they were younger wrer in a poetry contest Both of them had gotten plaques for the work Their names are Nikitas Nicolakis $ Harry Nicolakis In moving the plaques have been misplaced I was wondering if you would be able to track them down Years would have been between 1985&1990 I would greatly appreciate it if you can find them It would make me proud to give it to them as Christmas gifts to show their children

  202. Tana Juel
    October 16, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Wrote a poem “On the Outside Looking In” written when I was a teenager. I submitted it to Poetry.com for some contest years ago in the early 2000s. I have no access to it nor do I know what supposed book it was supposed to have been published in.

  203. Erin
    November 3, 2018 at 3:22 am

    I had a few poems published that I had written back in the mid to late 90’s that I would really like to be able to get copies of them. Please e-mail me and I can tell you what name I was under during the time they were written and published.

    I greatly appreciate your time.

    Thank you

  204. Debbe Pemberton
    November 5, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I had a book issued to me a few years back, with my Poem Published in it! (Years past and gone) I am asking if I can get a copy of it mine has been misplaced or taken. I really need another one. Look forward to hearing from you.

  205. Lucas Wells
    November 12, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    I remember being written and told that I had poems that I had entered into a contest and they were published. Is there any way that I could find out what volume? I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your time.

  206. Rosemarie Lewis
    December 1, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    I’m looking for poems published by Rosemarie Lewis or Rosemarie cubberly or Rosemarie pavlok

  207. Shellese jenkins
    December 5, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Hello when I was younger about 13 14 I too had wrote a poem and it was supposed to be published in a book called The Silence Within. I was told I was going to receive a copy of it and never did. And was wondering if it ever was published and if so if a copy of the book is obtainable? However I don’t remember the name I had for the poem because everything in my house was ruined in floods. I would really like to purchase this book so I had a copy of my poem. It was in the late 1990s to early 2000s

  208. Lawrence Neveau
    December 9, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    In the mid nineties, I submitted several poems. They were accepted by The National Library of Poetry. I wonder if it is possible to retrieve copies of them, as I have moved several times and some where along the line, they came up missing. Thank you for your time and consideration.

  209. catherine cooper
    January 4, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    I am a writter, author and poet, i had vandalism at my home ,thefts, poetry rewritten in different form,poetry duplicated paper stained to give aged appearance, poetry in forged handwritting. Poetry managed to hit school’s and churches in the dmv, This is the work of “Plagarism” Please Help Me Out. HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!. The last selection sent to Ophra Winfrey”Simply Feelings”, “Sending A Message To My People” the take off was with “Forecast For A Good Day” “Unlimited Growth”, “Breaking Down Barriers”, “Dear Mother”, “Little Girls Laughing”. A quiet self contained cuddle-sac, school,church,playground,park, u4 bus RiverTerrace,. I am on a short respite stay at Unique Nursing Home please ask to have me paged or leave a written message.I am of sound right mind,thinking, reasoning,intelligence, doing all care self independently, walking without assistance. Looking forward to hearing from you, I have but now can’t locate library of congress copyrights since 79-early 80’s.

  210. Micah McDonald
    January 5, 2019 at 3:29 am

    I am looking for any of the poems I submitted to poetry.com. I had several on the website at one point. Can you help with this?

    Thank You,
    Micah McDonald

  211. Tori
    January 7, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    My name is Tori Gatica. When I was in high school I was published in a book for a poem I wrote. 2009-2010. I went to capitol Hill high school in Oklahoma city ok. Is there any way you could help me find this poem..

  212. Maya Sheppard
    January 10, 2019 at 9:35 am

    My name is Maya Sheppard. I published two poems named “Where God Wants Me to be,” and “True Me.”
    I wanted to find them and their books. “Where God wants Me to be” was published in the World Poetry Movement book named Stars in Our Heart, then the other poem “True Me” was published by the International Who’s Who in Poetry 2012. I really want find them.
    Maya Sheppard

  213. Lisa D Nelson
    January 10, 2019 at 10:01 am

    My poem…death by lisa smith around 1988 is something i would like a copy of. I had another one submitted about 6 years later and i believe it was titled mom or mother maybe. The latter may be under lisa foster

  214. April Penkoff
    January 10, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    I wrote and submitted a poem to poetry.com and it was later tuned into a song without my knowledge or consent. I’m looking for proof that its mine but the site mysteriously went offline in april of last year. Please help. One of my former favorite artists stole a work of art that i held close to my heart as it was my best writing. Its named Remind Me To Forget. I think I submitted to to a contest. I did so on paper and my mother wouldn’t purchase the anthology that included my work. Please help. I hate being stolen from.
    Thank you

  215. Rachael Martinez
    January 18, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    My son had a poem published in 2010 his name is Richard Ornelas how can i find out what book it was published in and how i can purchase it

  216. Dianne marsden.
    January 19, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Could you help. I entered. A poetry. Completion in. 1998. Through. International. Socityof. Poetry In was published. In a book. I think the book. Was. Call. A quite. Storm. /. Quitestorm. My. Poem. Was called. Feeling This. Way. It was a hard back. Book. Anthropology of poetry Could you. Locate this book. I live. In Washington. Uk. Please. Help me find this book. Thank you.

  217. Alasia Daniels
    January 27, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    I had a letter that was to publish my poem in 2016 but I can’t find my poem anywhere?

  218. Joshua A
    January 29, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Hello,I’m actually asking this question out of curiosity on my mother’s behalf. I believe my mother-‘Corrina Whitney’-was published at least twice in this specific publication. I remember her receiving multiple appreciation letters inviting her to Washington DC for a dinner as well as a reading. Also, it was outlined in those letters that her poems would be published in that years Book…etc. In spite of what I know I’ve been unsuccessful in my attempts to locate the books or the poems. I’m hoping that someone can help me in locating these. Thank you I’m advance for your time and consideration of this matter.

  219. Justin
    February 1, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Which edition has the poem my brother wrote, it would with be James Zigler or Tyson Zigler?

  220. Joshua Graham
    February 4, 2019 at 6:01 am

    I wrote a poem that was published in a book titled “East of the Sunrise” By Cynthia A Stevens; Nicole Walstrum; National Library of Poetry. I was 11 when I wrote and would love to see it in it’s entirety again. If I remember correctly, the poem was titled “Doggy”.

  221. Maureen
    February 11, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    I wrote a poem called Desole and submitted it to poetry.com. I was informed it was to be published in a Celebration of Poets. I am desperately trying to find a copy of my poem. I believe the year was 1996. Is there any way you can help me? Thank you!

  222. Lewis Wurtman
    February 15, 2019 at 11:14 am

    I would like to have a poem published. It was written by my mom. How do I go about having the poem published

  223. Rosie OHara
    February 27, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Hi, my sister Avril Rose McGregor had a poem published in 1996. She has recently passed away and i would like to know if there is anywhere i could view her poem? It’s titled The Snowdrops.

    Thank you

  224. Tiana young
    March 10, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    My sister wrote a poem somewhere around 2004-2005. She was the youngest person ever published (I think). Her name is Tricia Alexis Bennett. She was supposed to be flown out and win an award for her accomplishment but our parents didn’t care about it. They did buy 3 books but threw them away. How can I find the book so I can find it? Her name is Trici Alexis Bennett. She would have been 11 or 12 at the time

  225. Cassidy Pecora
    March 11, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    I have been looking for my poem for a very long time, my name is Cassidy pecora, I was young so I might have used my nickname Cassie pecora. My poem is called “control” I can even recite the very beginning of it but that’s all that I can remember…”I sit here in the place “they” call my home, home in which does not feel like home at all upset with the world yet distraught with the unknown” & that’s all I can remember please. Please can you help me find my poem?

  226. Eliett Ruiz
    March 27, 2019 at 5:15 am

    I am writing to hopefully find and buy the book in which my poem “Bruised heart” was published by International Library of Poetry (poetry.com).

    I would appreciate your help in finding out any information.

    Thank you

  227. Bridgette Ware
    March 28, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Hi my name is Bridgette Ware and I also received papers from a publisher in 1996. I don’t remember the name of the book it was supposed to be in, but the name of my poem is Please Don’t Touch Me and my name then was Bridgette Abell thank you to anybody that could help me locate it.

  228. Roger
    March 28, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I had 12 poems published at 13 years old after entering in a contest and had them published in the American poetry anthology how can i find them

  229. Sheila Maith
    April 4, 2019 at 10:30 am

    I entered my poem as all here to poetry.com and received a award. The title of my work is titled “Love Is” (2006). Please guide me the direction of at least viewing my work here at the library. If, there are any resources you can guide us to move forward in pursuing my (our) writing it would be appreciated.
    Thank you in advance for your assistance,

  230. Henrietta Hodge
    April 10, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    I had poems published in 2 anthologies of National Poetry of America. One book was In Dappled Sunlight and the poem was Blackness. I don’t remember the name of the other book or which poem was published. I bought both books at the time but no longer have them. Is there any way to find the name of the other anthology book and which poem is in it?

  231. Donna Corley
    April 16, 2019 at 9:15 am

    I have a poem I would like to be published. Who would be the best company for me to go through? I had several poems published through poetry.com and submitted many others, but now the website is gone, along with all of my poems.

  232. Tiffany Williams
    May 5, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I was published by the international library of poetry or poetry.com in 2003. My poem was called ‘Violets’. I have been unable to locate it. Could you help?

  233. Frankie Sanders
    May 6, 2019 at 4:10 am

    I am trying to find a poem I had published in 1999. The Anthology was roughly A Celebration of Young Poets. I don’t know if “Illinois” was in there somewhere. The title of the poem was “The Final Certificate” Any help locating it would be greatly appreciated.

  234. Lemya Conley
    May 17, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    My sister Sharlene Comstock had a poem published in the book called Shades of Autumn sometime around 1995. The name of her poem was “Memories”. She received a certificate which said Publishers Choice Award on it. Unfortunately, she is now living in a long term nursing facility and the certificate has been misplaced. She asked me to write to see if it was possible for her to receive a replacement certificate. i appreciate your help in this matter. Sincerely, Lemya Conley

  235. Victor Leal
    May 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    While in my Junior year back in 1970 a poem of mine named “I see what I think” was published in “Young America Sings” an anthology of High School poetry produced by the National Poetry Press.which stated that 26 different editions were printed for different regions of the US. I live in the Southern California region. I have been looking for this book for years now, I would appreciate any help you can provide in finding this very valuable memento from my youth, Thank You very much

  236. April Garbati
    May 31, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    I hope home publisher on 1998 in the book called traces of yesterday my phone was the color of sand where can I purchase this book I have lost it?

  237. Leorita Gayman
    June 2, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    How do I enter my poems in your contest and where do I send it

  238. georgette coleman
    June 6, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    I am trying to find poems published by my friend who has passed away. she published on poetry.com.

  239. Matthew Preston
    June 8, 2019 at 3:42 am

    I had a poem published through the international library of poetry under Matt T Preston trapped in the darkness when I was 13. I’ll be 29 In November. They were supposed to put it in a book. They sent me a copy called tracing the infinite along with an Editor’s choice award from Howard Ely. The award said March 2004. I was just wondering what ever happened with that book?

  240. mark maddy
    June 12, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    I can’t remember exactly what year it was published, either 1996 or 1997 (maybe even 1998), however I had a poem titled “Skeletons” published in an amateur poetry anthology called “Days Gone By”. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the publishing company name. Is there any way you could help me find a copy of this anthology? I would love to purchase a copy of my published work, if possible.

    Thank you for your time.

  241. Emeka Amaefula
    June 14, 2019 at 11:01 am

    I am a recipient of 1992 In A Different Light Anthology of Poetry where my Poem The Treasure was published. I was also nominated as Best American Poet In 1993. Please direct me on who to contact to publish my new Anthology of Poetry Book What does it take to publish it?

  242. Janel Hovinghoff
    June 20, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Hello I also received a letter stating a poem was being published in a book in 2002 and I never purchased the book at the time. I just want to know if my poem was for sure in the book and if so where could i purchase the book now? I believe my poem was named Me by my married name at the time Janel Gallegos. Thank you and appreciate any information that can be given.

  243. Josie Cifala
    June 23, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Hi Peter Armenti,
    I entered a poetry contest in The National Library of Poetry around 1998-9. My 2 poems were published – TRUE LOVE and MESSAGE FROM ABOVE.
    The one anthology (hard bound book) was called IN THE DESSERT STORM & I can’t remember the other one.
    I lost both if these books and I was hoping to purchase them.
    I was married at the time my published name was JOSIE CIFALA ABRAMS.
    Tyou for your help.

  244. Tawana Lewis
    June 28, 2019 at 10:54 am

    I had about 3 poems published between 1992-1994. How can I obtain a copy of the books that contain my poems

  245. Olivia Harguindeguy
    July 3, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Back in September 1991 I received from World of Poetry my poem HOMELESS to be honored as a Golden Poet and receive a Trophy if I was able to attend the NY event and if not I would receive a Certificate. I am not able to locate the poem I wrote and at this time I have been searching. Is there any way to locate it and a copy of the certificate? The Poem is primary that hopefully I can locate it. Thank you.

  246. Savannah (Fisher) Jordan
    July 18, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Around 2004-2005 I entered a poetry contest. The poem that I entered for publication was called Pain. I can’t remember which contest it was however. I was looking to see if there was some way I could buy some copies of the book for my children. If there is any way to find it I would be very grateful.
    Thank you in advance,

  247. Kara Zadarosni
    August 1, 2019 at 2:55 am

    I entered a poetry contest in the late 90s and my poem got published in a book. The company sent me a copy of the book but through the past 20 years I lost it and I don’t remember the name of the book. Is there any2ay I can locate it?

  248. Val Hunt
    August 13, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    My mom wrote a poem for that was published by the International Society of Poets in 2002 and she won an award for it but never got the book that had her poem in it. I have been trying to locate the book but so far have not had any luck. I would love to be able to find the book and get it for her as a surprise, but I can’t find it.

  249. Matthew
    August 22, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Hello. Years ago while in High School between 1991 and 1995 my Girlfriend Angela Harding secretly submitted a poem that I wrote for her. I believe she submitted to The Mile High Poetry Society whom sent her a letter asking for permission for it to be published in a Book supposedly at The Library of Congress. I ordered a copy but never received it. I was wondering if you could help me locate it. I believe it was either titled “My Addiction” Or ” The Lady in White”. In the poem I compared a drug addiction that in the end actually was a love addiction to a specific girl. I used sentences that had double meanings. Please help me locate this. Respectfully Matthew R.( P.S. I may have requested the Author to be named Anonymous.)

  250. William Corbitt
    August 27, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I had a couple of poems published in the early / mid 90s. The title of the one I’m searching for is “Nothing’s Wrong”.
    Your help is greatly appreciated,

  251. Christy Miller
    August 28, 2019 at 1:04 pm


    I entered a poetry contest back in 1995 and they published one of my poem in a book. How would I begin to locate that.

    thank you in advance.

  252. Beverly De Goma-Flickinger
    August 28, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Hi, i had poems submitted to poetry.com and national, but i wasnt able to order the book at time. I have in high school then. I would love to get a copy of it or authenticated copy saying it was actually published. Please any help would be great.

  253. Robert Kelley
    August 30, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Hi Peter, my poem titled “When I Close My Eyes” was published in one of the books as part of the “Under a Quicksilver Moon” ILP anthology around 2001. I cannot recall which book it was in and would like to get a copy. Can you help? Thank you!

  254. John Boyce
    September 6, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    looking for the poem Dark Skin.written in 1996.

  255. Allen Alston
    October 10, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    I won a portey contest in 2006 my poem called= love I did receive a certificate from Y’all

  256. Joseph Dunford
    October 23, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    In October 2006 I recieved an Editor’s Choice Award for outstanding Achievement in Poetry, Presented by poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry. I have the Certificate Still I was Just trying to find my Poem.

  257. Alemseged Sisay Woldemariam
    December 9, 2019 at 4:45 am

    can i publish for free ? is their any help? i have many English poem collections.

  258. phoenix melissa
    December 27, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Hey how do i find a poem that i wrote and submitted as a child in 1980 something….?

    thank you

  259. Brenda Ellis
    January 3, 2020 at 4:10 am

    I have a letter dated June 10, 1992. My V.I.P.0842379. The letter is signed by Eddie Lou Cole. I wrote several poems and submitted a couple of them in the poetry contest. My letter states that I was scheduled to be honored as a Golden Poet for 1992. Mr. Milton Berle was to be in attendance. Can you help me find my poems they have special meaning to me and I know them verbatim. Help Please!

  260. Lorina Kinchen
    January 9, 2020 at 12:10 am

    My mother, Ramona Kinchen Peralta, had a poem published in 2006 that was also read by Morgan Freeman after she won a contest. She sadly doesn’t remember the name of it.. Is there a way it could be found?

  261. Kayla Boylan
    January 29, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    I had my poem published. I believe between the year of 2001-2004..its called I say to myself..I know it’s on Poetry.com,but the website is currently down..I also know it was published in a book but dont know which one..

  262. Rose Others
    February 14, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    I entered a poem, I got a letter back and said that my poem was going to be published in a book. I do not really remember but the funny thing is my poem is called “I Remember”. When I got a letter the letter said that I could get a copy of the book but I didn’t considering I didn’t have any money for it but now I do but, I don’t know where to find the book with my poem in. I live in oklahoma, and I lost the letter that I have received and I got the letter back in the spring of 2019 of my sophomore year of High school but I am now a junior in high school.

  263. Tiffany M Fontenot
    February 20, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Hi! I was a senior in 1998 and we had to write a poem for an assignment. Without knowing the teacher submitted my poem for a contest and I was told it was Published in a book called “Anthology of Poetry”. I do remember the teacher showing me the book with it published. I would love to find this book. Tiffany M Fontenot school was Northwest High Opelousas,La 70570. Would have been in 1998.I think the name of the poem was “The Rock” Any help would be great. Please n Thank you!

  264. Diamond barnes
    February 21, 2020 at 7:26 am

    I have a poem named justice I submitted it in a poem contest in 2017 and I remember them saying my poem has been put in a book they didn’t say the name but they also mentioned that its at the library of national poetry I wanted to know where could I find this book

  265. Penny Love
    February 25, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    I also had a poem published and would like a copy or know where it can be viewed. I believe it was 1999 or 2000. Thank you!

  266. Kashe’la Armstead
    February 27, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Hey, my mom Keelanashe’ T Armstead (Collins at the time) did a poem called “Family Ties” in 1996
    and received a plaque for it and I’m interested in it trying it out whenever you see this comment

  267. Lori Plymesser
    February 27, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    I am writing in regards to poetry.com I haven’t gone back to poetry.com in years because my life has been so overwhelming as of late. So you can imagine when I saw that I couldn’t get on the site anymore! Is there anyway in which I can get to my old poems? I had a lot of them that I posted online to this site. My old email was [email protected], but I no longer I that account any longer. The email that I am sending this post with is my current email addy. Am hoping you can help me out.


  268. Christopher longoria
    March 17, 2020 at 12:23 am

    Back in the late 90s I had a poem published through the National Library of poetry contest. I was told they wanted to publish a few of my entries. I had one ” gods word” and a few others. Just wanted to know if they are still around. I believe it was called the ebbing tide. Not sure.if u can find it please contact me at email provided

  269. Janice Dawn Scaduto
    March 17, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Hi. I had got a few of my poetry works in an Anthology before 2002 or very shortly therafter. One was my Never poem & one was Castle Garden to Ellis Island. Where can i locate them on the Anthologies if i dont remember the titles exactly.?. Please respond asap. Janice D. Scaduto

  270. Jenny Epley
    March 23, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    I had a poem published from a contest called God’s love under my maiden name Jenny Owens. I wanted to know name of the book. Can’t remember the year

  271. Christine
    April 28, 2020 at 9:36 am

    I had a poem called ‘RICHES’ published in a compilation book of poems in 2000 think it wws called ‘Towards the Millenium’ or something very similar by ‘Brownstone Books’London. I dont think the publishers exist anymore but would like to get the book Can anyone help me please??

  272. Maggie Aiosa
    April 29, 2020 at 10:17 am

    I was published in 1996 with a poetry contest from the national Librry of poetry, It was in a book called “The voice Within”. HOw can i find a copy?

    Margaret Bello

  273. Patrina Lea Leach
    June 4, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    I too had a poem published in the 90’s we had purchased the book but cannot find it. Would absolutely love another copy if found. My name is Patrina Leach and it was in Plain City, OH, and I was in the Jonathan Alder schools

  274. Carolyn Sutton
    June 7, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Hello. A former student of mine, Trilby Ahl, from the late 1980’s published “I Hate Myself for Loving You” in the Diamonds and Rust poetry compilation. She has since gone blind and asked me to help her track down her poem, if not the book in which it was published, as she has lost her copy of the book at some point during her multiple moves.
    Thank you for any help you might be able to provide.

  275. Samantha Johnson
    June 30, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    I posted a poem to poetry..co on back in like 2000 it was chosen and published. I was wondering how I could go about finding which book it’s in and if I could purchase it. Any ideas?

  276. Marianne
    July 7, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    I am looking for a poem “She Smiles” written by Dr Patrick Snyder in The Colors Of Life The International Library of Poetry. I got a copy of The Colors of Life but it wasn’t in this book. Are there other versions of this book?

  277. Jolene
    July 10, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    I entered a poetry contest when I was little and my poem was published. This was in late 80s to early 1990s and the poem was called “Older Sisters Stink.” Is there any way of finding out which poem book it was published in? It would be under my maiden name Jolene Menard

  278. Kayla Weakland
    July 22, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    How do I find my poem Dreams that I wrote back in 2008

  279. Sarah Rieks
    July 24, 2020 at 5:04 am

    I had a poem or 2 published in one of the books published out of poetry.com and wouod like to find them please

  280. Antonio Quiblat
    July 31, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    I had submitted 2 or 3 poems but I don’t know if one has been published. If so, please let me know how to obtain a copy. Thank you.

  281. Laurie Carney
    August 15, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Hello I contacted you and others in the past, I put most of my poems online in contests mainly poetry.com starting around 1998-99. They were copywritten etc and now my data/information/poems are no where to be found on the internet which I find extremely odd. I have my poems written down but I want to see them online that is the whole purpose of putting them on the site and to get them copywritten and published. These poems were about my life, my hardships sorrow and pain, torment and they mean a great deal to me and I’d like them to be made available online again. I can’t remember what I was told but pretty sure its the same thing as everyone else, you’ll be in touch if you find them but no one got back to me or found them :'(

  282. Katie
    September 7, 2020 at 12:29 am

    I’m trying to track down a book for my best friend. She still has the letter and slip to prove she was published in it from when she was a kid. It’s called Stars in our hearts. It says Library of Congress and gives an ISBN. It was scheduled to be published in April of 2012. I can’t find it anywhere.

  283. Brandy Marie Davis
    September 13, 2020 at 12:40 am

    I had received a letter in 1996 or 1997 where my poem was going to be publish in a book. I could not afford book so never go it. I can’t remember name of book or poem. Was wanting to find it. I wrote it in venus high school in venus tx.

  284. Christine Y Rios
    October 2, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    I had a poem published in a coffee table book when i was child i am looking for it now, it was under my maiden name christine yvonne curiel it was “mom your medicine” i am looking for it all over i would like to see it i did not get a chance to purchase the book.

  285. Shantell Coleman
    November 4, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    I wrote a lot of poems on poetry.com and did not know til now that they are no longer. I had my daughter in 2008 and haven’t wrote in a while. I was wondering how I can get a copy of my poems? Thank you for your help.

  286. Shantell
    November 6, 2020 at 5:36 am

    I have posted poems on poetry.com from 1996 until aroumd 2008 before they went out of business. I was wondering if there is any way I can get copies of my poems? I would like you to email me and I can give the names I used when I posted my poems. Thank you for all your help and I hope you’re able to help me retreive my poems once again.

  287. Dawn M Miller
    November 7, 2020 at 7:28 am

    In, or about,1995 or so, I received a letter from Nat’l library of poetry, about a trip Wash, DC I believe, for a poetry thing…I forget what. But the letter was lost long ago. Is there a chance it would be on record, & I get a copy of it? Also, records of m being named of the year 2002, and the poets medal 2002,I was rewarded but never received….any way to get even letters proving these things for me? Thank You….

  288. Renee Proctor
    November 20, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    I sent in a poem to poetry.com. It was about his brown eyes and his sexy smile. I hope you can find it.

  289. Satoria Cherry
    December 13, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    I received an award back in 2007 of May saying my poem was editors choice award for outstanding achievement in poetry presented by poetry.com and the international library of poetry. Is there some way could help me track it down I don’t remember the name of it it’s been so long ago.

  290. Erin Arnold
    December 14, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    I received a letter in 1998 or 1999 that I was to be published but never received the book and never heard if it was actually published. I’d like to find out if it was in fact published.

  291. Stevie Rake
    January 5, 2021 at 3:23 am

    I won a contest for the young writers Association in 1985,1986 and 1987.
    I was told it would be copyrighted and published great book
    I went to federal hocking junior high in Stewart Ohio.
    My name is Stephanie Lynch

  292. Kelly Adams
    January 12, 2021 at 4:08 am

    I had a poem published in 2003 or 2004 after a poetry contest in 5th or 6th grade. I believe it was the students poetry anthology of 2004. The subject was something about a computer having a soul… The rest I can’t remember for the life of me. Frankly, I was so mad that the teacher “corrected” the poem and shortened it’s length that I ditched the book. Wish I never did that.

    Anyway, if there is any way you could help me find that, I’d sure appreciate it.

  293. Jennifer Williams
    January 20, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    My dad wrote a poem once by the name of Michael R Sutton or Michael Sutton he said he used to send poems to my stepmom before she moved to our state and one of them was published maybe in 2004 and he said it was in a book called best poets of 2004 or something like that and through a website called poetry.com and doesn’t know if it’s around anymore he doesn’t remember what it was called or anything and I want to help him find it

  294. Catherine Day
    January 23, 2021 at 10:02 am

    I gave a poem to my english teacher in 2001/2002. She submitted it into a contest, later asked me for my written permission for it to be in a book of poems written by kids. I gladly did, I also recieved a grant or scholarship of $1000 when I graduated for this poem. My question is how would I locate this book. I would love to own a copy now that im 36.

  295. Dian
    January 26, 2021 at 6:48 am

    Hi! I wrote a poem called “I Miss You” which I saw online at poetry.com. It was included in the book called Letters from the soul (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ISBN-0-7951-5160-8) published in 2002. I never had a copy of that book. Can you HELP by finding out if it was really published?

  296. Teresa Wallace
    February 10, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Hello I also had a poem published in the National Library of poems. It is called, “Blink of an eye”. Could you please tell me where I can purchase a copy? I hope this message reaches you.

  297. Cyndi camarillo
    February 22, 2021 at 2:05 am

    I was trying to find where I had entered a poem I wrote in a contest around the late nineties or maybe even 2000. I thought it was the international library of poetry but it could have been the National Library of poetry. I was told that my entry was a winner but I needed to purchase the volume that it would be printed in and I was raising three kids on my own and could not afford it at the time. I have wanted to get the book every since then or at least see what it looks like in the book or if it even exists. If you could help me I would really appreciate it. My last name was Rutherford at the time and the name of the poem was silly Pig and it was and inspirational children’s poem. It started out one day a silly pig made a silly Pig wish to jump into the ocean and swim just like a fish. The other pigs laugh to him and called him silly clown pigs cannot swim they said you silly fool you’ll drown…. And so on if you could find it I would really appreciate it

  298. Doretha B Burney
    March 1, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Hi, my name is Doretha Baldwin Burney. ive written a poem years ago that was supposely published in the library of congress books. The poem’s title is What’s Love Without You? This poem, written by me was published in a book titled “On The Threshold Of A Dream” Can you please help me find this book so i can see if my poem is in it? ive been searching for it for so many years.

  299. Jason Lee Baull
    March 22, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    I sent in a poem titled Love Is Blind to a contest inlune back in 2005 or 2006 and I was sent documents stating it was gonna be published in one of there annual books. I also had the option to purchase said book but didnt have the resources at the time… I was looking for a copy of the poem and/or the book. (If it was put in one)

  300. Jessica
    April 19, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Hi I was published when I was 13 I’m not sure if it was 93 or 94 and I was wondering if there was a way for me to find it or someone to find it for me

  301. Savannah hall
    May 1, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Hello my name is savannah hall I’m trying to find my poem that was published In 2011

  302. Segundo C Teran
    May 7, 2021 at 4:50 am

    I think I am also published in this book. I remember receiving the letter. Its titled
    – Needles piercing through my heart -. If so I would be thrilled to own a hard copy!!!

  303. Segundo C Teran
    May 7, 2021 at 4:54 am

    Sorry the book is Daybreak on the land! 1996 My Poem is Needles piercing through my heart!!

  304. Helena Medina
    May 23, 2021 at 8:46 am

    hello, and thanks in advance for your help. In 1993 I received a letter saying a poem I had written had won an “Editor’s Choice Award” and would be published at the National Library of Poetry in Washington D.C. , either in 1993 or 1994.
    I never again heard from it and I wonder if it was really published and if I can recover my poem, since I have lost it. Thanks

  305. Selina Scruggs
    May 25, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Hi i was sent a letter several times for my publication of a contest i entered in 96. I recieved phone calls for even a audio printing. It was never printed in the national library of poetry. I am a widow and this poem was wrote for my late husband and I hold it dear. How can i get a copy of this poem submission. I would like to have it in my home for my children.
    thak you.

  306. Kathy Duran
    May 29, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I am searching for a poem that was published in a book of poems in the 1990s not sure of the year but would love to purchase the book my book has been lost

  307. Shea Thompson
    June 18, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    I’m trying to track down a poem my mother wrote in 1996 and won editor’s choice award for – she just passed away last Friday, and we found the award slip in her belongings. I would love to read it if you’ve still got it in your archives

    Here are the details:
    Author: Marcy Thompson
    Editors Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry 1996 – it looks like it was titled “Anger’s Matriarch”

    Thank you for any help you can provide 🙂

  308. Stephanie Elizabeth Reid Godbold
    June 22, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Did you ever find an answer to question number 15? It was about the national library poetry book “sound of poetry”? I also have a poem in this book and would like to find a copy of it. My poem is called a child’s voice. Thank you for your help.

  309. Dionne Wilson
    June 23, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    I was advised I had a poem published in 2002 via Poetry.com. The Book was titled Letters From the Soul, my poem was titled “Still”. I’m wondering if I am able to locate that book to purchase. Any assistance would be great.
    Thank you

  310. Sonya
    July 6, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    How would one go about reporting plagerized poems in one of the National Library Amatuer Poets anthologies? And who does the reviews of these poems? Two plagerized that I am 100% sure of in just one volume. Poor showing people.

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