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 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
By Rebecca Lindenberg
By Jaya Savige

What People are Saying

"Though I have always had an immense love and appreciation for poetry, particularly spoken word poetry, it was not until I was given the opportunity to go on stage and actually deliver the words of others that I was able to comprehend the real impact of this art."
Iman Dancy
2017 NC POL Champion