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.

Follow Thy Fair Sun

By Thomas Campion


By Louis Jenkins

For Allen Ginsberg

By X J Kennedy

For My Contemporaries

By J. V. Cunningham

For My Daughter

By Weldon Kees

For the Climbers

By Kevin Craft

The Forecast

By Wendy Xu


By Thomas Carlyle

Friendship After Love

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

From Blossoms

By Li-Young Lee