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 Larry Bradley
By A. E. Stallings
By Richard Wilbur
By Sara Teasdale
By Julia Ward Howe
By Mark Turcotte
By Ed Roberson
By Kenneth Patchen
By W.D. Ehrhart
By James Wright

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"I have always loved poetry, but through Poetry Out Loud I have learned a greater respect for all different types of poetry. This competition is so much more than memorizing and reciting a poem; I became very invested in each one of my poems."
Janessa Gould
2017 WI POL Champion