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 William Lisle Bowles
By Christina Rossetti
By Toi Derricotte
By Seamus Heaney
By Carmen Giménez Smith
By James Wright
By Simon J. Ortiz
By Nikki Giovanni
By Robinson Jeffers
By Lewis Carroll

What People are Saying

"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