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Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems
Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems

Once again, the poets came through. When we asked readers to submit opinionated poems for this year's Op-Ed poetry pages, we heard from nearly 1,000 of you. Your poems dealt with just about every aspect of modern life — with war and peace, with social media and social justice, with life and death and taxes. We read every one of the poems submitted before making the difficult decision of which ones to publish. We considered literary quality, but we also considered newsworthiness and clarity of argument. Humor and brevity were admired. The poems we selected are certainly representative of what we received, and we think each of them makes a strong and eloquent point. We fit all...

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