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.


By David Barber

The Arrow and the Song

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ars Poetica

By Archibald MacLeish

The Art Room

By Shara McCallum

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

By Gerard Manley Hopkins

At Cross Purposes

By Samuel Menashe

At Melville’s Tomb

By Hart Crane

At the Vietnam Memorial

By George Bilgere

Author’s Prayer

By Ilya Kaminsky

The Author to Her Book

By Anne Bradstreet