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

"Though I have always had an immense love and appreciation for poetry, particularly spoken word poetry, it was not until I was given the opportunity to go on stage and actually deliver the words of others that I was able to comprehend the real impact of this art."
Iman Dancy
2017 NC POL Champion