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 Victor Hernández Cruz
By Joshua Mehigan
By Patricia Smith
By Camille Rankine
By Natasha Trethewey
By JoAnn Balingit
By Jacob Saenz

What People are Saying

"I did not expect to like Poetry Out Loud, truthfully. My first year, I did not want to compete at all.Somewhere along the line, I fell in love with the program and have learned so much about poetry, performing, and expression throughout the last three years."
Gabrielle Hunt
2017 NV POL Champion