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.

Mingus at the Showplace

By William Matthews

Momma Said

By Calvin Forbes

More Lies

By Karin Gottshall

The Mothering Blackness

By Maya Angelou


By Robert Frost

Mrs. Adam

By Kathleen Norris

Mrs. Kessler

By Edgar Lee Masters

mulberry fields

By Lucille Clifton
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