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 Jake Adam York
By Frank Bidart
By Meredith Holmes
By Heather McHugh
By Stephen Crane
By Kathryn Simmonds
By Annie Finch
By Diane Wakoski
By Dana Gioia

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2017 WA POL Champion