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 Kazim Ali

The Rain

By Robert Creeley


By Edna St. Vincent Millay

A Red, Red Rose

By Robert Burns

Refusing Silence

By Tess Gallagher

Retired Ballerinas, Central Park West

By Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Reverie in Open Air

By Rita Dove

Richard Cory

By Edwin Arlington Robinson


By Gary Snyder
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