25 Lines and Fewer


ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2013-2014 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

When You Are Old

By William Butler Yeats

The White City

By Claude McKay

Wife’s Disaster Manual

By Deborah Paredez

The Windhover

By Gerard Manley Hopkins

Windy City

By Stuart Dybek

Winter Remembered

By John Crowe Ransom


By Louise Bogan


By Barbara Guest

Work without Hope

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The World Is Too Much With Us

By William Wordsworth