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 Weldon Kees
By Georgia Douglas Johnson
By Ralph Waldo Emerson
By Howard Nemerov
By Ravi Shankar
By Carl Sandburg
By David Barber
By Annie Finch
By Marcus B. Christian
By Dan Beachy-Quick

What People are Saying

"I learned that I enjoyed poetry - a lot. I'm known as the "football guy" at my school and it surprised me, and others, that poetry would be a big part of my life. Also, I realized that I not bad at performing and public speaking."
Marquavious Moore
2017 TN POL Champion