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

"In the beginning of my Poetry Out Loud experience, I didn't expect to become so attached to my three competition poems. Five months later, they have become a part of me."
Gabrielle Cooper
2017 ME POL Champion