25 Lines and Fewer


ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2013-2014 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

In a Dark Time

By Theodore Roethke

In a London Drawingroom

By George Eliot

In the Desert

By Stephen Crane

[in Just-]

By E. E. Cummings

In My Craft or Sullen Art

By Dylan Thomas

In Praise of My Bed

By Meredith Holmes

In Praise of Pain

By Heather McHugh


By Countee Cullen

Inside Out

By Diane Wakoski


By Dante Gabriel Rossetti