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 Ted Kooser
By Robert Frost
By Donald Davie
By A. E. Stallings
By Edward Thomas
By Robert Bridges
By Robert Wrigley
By Abigail Deutsch
By Rachel Galvin
By Claude McKay

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2017 WI POL Champion