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 was surprised that I was able to select poems that are so out of my usual spoken word preference. The Poetry Out Loud website has hundreds of poems that I have never seen before, and the fact that I found 3 and was able to make it so far with them is amazing to me. I guess I learned that stepping outside of the box is okay!"
Annabelle Emuze
2015 IL POL Champion