25 Lines and Fewer


ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2013-2014 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

Birthday Poem

By Al Young

Black Boys Play the Classics

By Toi Derricotte

A Black Man Talks of Reaping

By Arna Bontemps

A Blessing

By James Wright

Blind Curse

By Simon J. Ortiz

The Bloody Sire

By Robinson Jeffers

Blow, blow, thou winter wind

By William Shakespeare

A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky

By Lewis Carroll

Boy and Egg

By Naomi Shihab Nye