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.

Anthem for Doomed Youth

By Wilfred Owen

An Apology For Her Poetry

By Margaret Cavendish

April Love

By Ernest Dowson

April Midnight

By Arthur Symons


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