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 Michael Donaghy

Mad Song

By William Blake

Makin’ Jump Shots

By Michael S. Harper

The Maldive Shark

By Herman Melville

The Man He Killed

By Thomas Hardy


By Louise Bogan

Meeting at Night

By Robert Browning

Mezzo Cammin

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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