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.

When You Are Old

By William Butler Yeats

The White City

By Claude McKay

Wide Receiver

By Mark Halliday

Wife’s Disaster Manual

By Deborah Paredez

Wind, Water, Stone

By Octavio Paz

The Windhover

By Gerard Manley Hopkins

Windy City

By Stuart Dybek


By Marie Ponsot

Winter Remembered

By John Crowe Ransom


By Louise Bogan