25 Lines and Fewer

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2017-2018 competition.

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By Phillis Levin
By Jones Very
By Basil Bunting
By Elinor Wylie
By Denise Levertov
By Weldon Kees
By Georgia Douglas Johnson
By Ralph Waldo Emerson
By Howard Nemerov
By Ravi Shankar

What People are Saying

"I learned that I enjoyed poetry - a lot. I'm known as the "football guy" at my school and it surprised me, and others, that poetry would be a big part of my life. Also, I realized that I not bad at performing and public speaking."
Marquavious Moore
2017 TN POL Champion