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.

To Lucasta, Going to the Wars

By Richard Lovelace

To My Dear and Loving Husband

By Anne Bradstreet

To the Desert

By Benjamin Alire Sáenz

To the Harbormaster

By Frank O'Hara

To the Western World

By Louis Simpson

Traveling through the Dark

By William E. Stafford

The Truly Great

By Stephen Spender


By Gwendolyn Brooks