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 James Wright
By Simon J. Ortiz
By Nikki Giovanni
By Robinson Jeffers
By Lewis Carroll
By James Ephraim McGirt
By Naomi Shihab Nye
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson
By John Donne

What People are Saying

"What really makes a poem dynamic is not the use of grand gestures. Rather, it is the tones and expressions of the voice that help listeners connect and understand the meaning of a poem."
Angelica Sterling
2017 USVI POL Champ