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

"What really makes a poem dynamic is not the use of grand gestures. Rather, it is the tones and expressions of the voice that help listeners connect and understand the meaning of a poem."
Angelica Sterling
2017 USVI POL Champ