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 Carlos Williams
By Edwin Markham
By Catherine Wing
By Marilyn Nelson
By Sasha Dugdale
By Geoffrey Brock
By James Whitcomb Riley
By Ellen Bass
By Seamus Heaney

What People are Saying

"What really makes a poem dynamic is not the use of grand gestures. Rather, it is the tones and expressions of the voice that help listeners connect and understand the meaning of a poem."
Angelica Sterling
2017 USVI POL Champ