25 Lines and Fewer


ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2014-2015 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

Flying Lesson

By Dolores Hayden

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


By Thomas Carlyle

Friendship After Love

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

From Blossoms

By Li-Young Lee