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

"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