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 Thomas Hardy
By Nate Marshall
By Rudyard Kipling
By Lorine Niedecker
By Stevie Smith
By Paul Muldoon
By H. D.
By Joshua Mehigan
By Victor Hernández Cruz
By Joshua Mehigan

What People are Saying

"I did not expect to fall in love with poetry. I just expected to recite and be done with it. After just sitting there and analyzing my poems, I realized that the stories told through these few words mean so much. I had to step out of myself and step into the author's shoes, and with that comes great work."
Kyla Rose Bates
2016 LA POL Champion