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 Rhina P. Espaillat
By Robert Frost
By D. Nurkse
By A. E. Stallings
By Amy Lowell
By Margaret Fuller
By Rita Dove
By Dionisio D. Martínez
By Cynthia Zarin
By Dolores Hayden

What People are Saying

"I have always loved poetry, but through Poetry Out Loud I have learned a greater respect for all different types of poetry. This competition is so much more than memorizing and reciting a poem; I became very invested in each one of my poems."
Janessa Gould
2017 WI POL Champion