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.

The Obligation to Be Happy

By Linda Pastan

The Ocean

By Nathaniel Hawthorne


By Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Ode on Solitude

By Alexander Pope

"oh antic God"

By Lucille Clifton

Old Ironsides

By Oliver Wendell Holmes
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