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

"Sure, I'd had to recite Paul Revere's Ride, or what have you, but I didn't know how expansive and powerful poetry actually was. I am a better thinker, a better listener, a better performer, a better entertainer, a better and wiser and more helpful human being because of POL."
Lawson Marchetti
2015 MS POL Champion