25 Lines and Fewer

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2016-2017 competition.

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By J. T. Ledbetter
By Wallace Stevens
By Michael Derrick Hudson
By Stanley Kunitz
By Dana Gioia
By Wendell Berry
By Percy Bysshe Shelley
By Suzanne Buffam
By Louis MacNeice
By Mary Lamb

What People are Saying

"I did not expect to fall in love with poetry. I just expected to recite and be done with it. After just sitting there and analyzing my poems, I realized that the stories told through these few words mean so much. I had to step out of myself and step into the author's shoes, and with that comes great work."
Kyla Rose Bates
2016 LA POL Champion