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 William Blake
By Aphra Behn
By George Herbert
By Lorna Dee Cervantes
By Percy Bysshe Shelley
By Dorothy Parker
By Edgar Lee Masters
By Constance Urdang
By Lilace Mellin Guignard

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