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.

The Negro Speaks of Rivers

By Langston Hughes

The New Colossus

By Emma Lazarus

The New Decalogue

By Ambrose Bierce

New Folk

By Terrance Hayes

The Night of the Shirts

By W. S. Merwin


By Li-Young Lee

A Noiseless Patient Spider

By Walt Whitman
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