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.

At Last the New Arriving

By Gabrielle Calvocoressi

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


By Franz Wright

Awaking in New York

By Maya Angelou


By Larry Bradley

A Barred Owl

By Richard Wilbur