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.

Break, Break, Break

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Break of Day

By John Donne

Bright Star

By John Keats

Broken Promises

By David Kirby

Buckroe, After the Season, 1942

By Virginia Hamilton Adair


By Karl Shapiro

Burning the Old Year

By Naomi Shihab Nye


By Amy Beeder

Carmel Highlands

By Janet Loxley Lewis

Carmel Point

By Robinson Jeffers