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

"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