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 Matthews
By Calvin Forbes
By Karin Gottshall
By Maya Angelou
By Philip Larkin
By Robert Frost
By Kathleen Norris
By Edgar Lee Masters

What People are Saying

"I have always loved poetry, but through Poetry Out Loud I have learned a greater respect for all different types of poetry. This competition is so much more than memorizing and reciting a poem; I became very invested in each one of my poems."
Janessa Gould
2017 WI POL Champion