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

"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