25 Lines and Fewer

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2017-2018 competition.

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By Thomas Campion
By Louis Jenkins
By X J Kennedy
By J. V. Cunningham
By Weldon Kees
By Kevin Craft
By Wendy Xu
By Thomas Carlyle
By Ella Wheeler Wilcox
By Li-Young Lee

What People are Saying

"What really makes a poem dynamic is not the use of grand gestures. Rather, it is the tones and expressions of the voice that help listeners connect and understand the meaning of a poem."
Angelica Sterling
2017 USVI POL Champ