25 Lines and Fewer


ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the current Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

The Coming of the Plague

By Weldon Kees

Concord Hymn

By Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Consent

By Howard Nemerov


By Ravi Shankar

Cool Tombs

By Carl Sandburg

Corn Maze

By David Barber

Coy Mistress

By Annie Finch

The Craftsman

By Marcus B. Christian

The Cricket and the Grasshopper

By Dan Beachy-Quick

The Cross of Snow

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow