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.

The Cities Inside Us

By Alberto Ríos

Clear Night

By Charles Wright

The Clouded Morning

By Jones Very


By Basil Bunting

Cold Blooded Creatures

By Elinor Wylie

Come into Animal Presence

By Denise Levertov

The Coming of the Plague

By Weldon Kees

Concord Hymn

By Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Consent

By Howard Nemerov


By Ravi Shankar