25 Lines and Fewer


ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2014-2015 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

Snowy Owl Near Ocean Shores

By Duane Niatum

So We'll Go No More a Roving

By Lord Byron (George Gordon)

The Soldier

By Rupert Brooke


By Ella Wheeler Wilcox


By Robert Creeley


By Edmund Waller

Song After Campion

By Robert Fitzgerald

Song in a Minor Key

By Dorothy Parker

a song in the front yard

By Gwendolyn Brooks