25 Lines and Fewer


ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2014-2015 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

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

Cool Tombs

By Carl Sandburg

Corn Maze

By David Barber

Coy Mistress

By Annie Finch

The Craftsman

By Marcus B. Christian