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 Tess Gallagher
By Stuart Dybek
By Baron Brooke Fulke Greville
By Charles Wright
By Phillis Levin
By Jones Very
By Basil Bunting
By Elinor Wylie
By Denise Levertov

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2017 WI POL Champion