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.

The Waking

By Theodore Roethke

Waking from Sleep

By Robert Bly

The War in the Air

By Howard Nemerov

War Widow

By Chris Abani

The Watchers

By William Stanley Braithwaite

The Way It Sometimes Is

By Henry Taylor

Ways of Talking

By Ha Jin

Weighing In

By Rhina P. Espaillat

The Well Rising

By William E. Stafford

Wet Casements

By John Ashbery
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