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 actually enjoy poetry! When I started participating in the Poetry Out Loud competition in the 9th grade I hated poetry, but as I continued to participate over the years I grew a love and appreciation for the art form, and poetry is now a part of my identity."
Irvin Mason, Jr.
2016 USVI POL Champion