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.


By Thomas Hardy

Harp Song of the Dane Women

By Rudyard Kipling

[He Lived—Childhood Summers]

By Lorine Niedecker

The Heavenly City

By Stevie Smith


By Paul Muldoon


By Joshua Mehigan

Here Is an Ear Hear

By Victor Hernández Cruz

The Hill

By Joshua Mehigan

Hip-Hop Ghazal

By Patricia Smith

History Lesson

By Natasha Trethewey
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