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 Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
By Bob Hicok
By John Shoptaw
By Jane Kenyon
By Sara Teasdale
By Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
By Russell Edson
By Edith Wharton
By Robert Browning
By William Cowper

What People are Saying

"I learned that I enjoyed poetry - a lot. I'm known as the "football guy" at my school and it surprised me, and others, that poetry would be a big part of my life. Also, I realized that I not bad at performing and public speaking."
Marquavious Moore
2017 TN POL Champion