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 Vijay Seshadri
By David Kirby
By Virginia Hamilton Adair
By E. E. Cummings
By Rodney Koeneke
By Karl Shapiro
By Naomi Shihab Nye
By Amy Beeder
By Calvin Forbes

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