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.


By Claude McKay

The American Soldier

By Philip Freneau

Amor Mundi

By Christina Rossetti

And If I Did, What Then?

By George Gascoigne

Anecdote of the Jar

By Wallace Stevens


By B. H. Fairchild

The Animals

By Josephine Jacobsen

Anne Rutledge

By Edgar Lee Masters

Another Feeling

By Ruth Stone