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

What People are Saying

"I learned that no matter how many times I do it, I will still be nervous when I speak in public. I also learned that it is possible to experience the same poem many times in a row and still feel like I am discovering something new about myself through the words of the writer."
Madeleine Schroeder
2017 OH POL Champion