25 Lines and Fewer

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2015-2016 competition.

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By J. T. Ledbetter
By Wallace Stevens
By Michael Derrick Hudson
By Dana Gioia
By Percy Bysshe Shelley
By Suzanne Buffam
By Louis MacNeice
By Mary Lamb
By Robert Lowell
By Robert Browning

What People are Saying

"I learned that I had the ability to capture the attention of an audience and evoke emotion from them. When I recited my first poem in 9th grade for a mock POL class competition, I was incredibly shy and barely audible. But eventually I grew to love sharing the emotions poems gave me."
Chiara Raimondo
2016 NY POL Champion