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 Michael S. Harper
By Herman Melville
By Thomas Hardy
By Louise Bogan
By Robert Browning
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By Cynthia Cruz

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