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 Lucille Clifton
By Virginia Hamilton Adair
By Theodore Roethke
By Thom Gunn
By Rafael Campo
By Michael McClure

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"Poetry Out Loud helped me gain confidence in myself. I'm usually quite shy, but memorizing and performing poems and meeting new people along the way has given me confidence that I will always carry with me."
Raina Verser
2017 AL POL Champion