25 Lines and Fewer

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2016-2017 competition.

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By C. K. Williams
By Langston Hughes
By Emma Lazarus
By Ambrose Bierce
By Terrance Hayes
By Michael Earl Craig
By W. S. Merwin
By Li-Young Lee
By Walt Whitman

What People are Saying

"Sure, I'd had to recite Paul Revere's Ride, or what have you, but I didn't know how expansive and powerful poetry actually was. I am a better thinker, a better listener, a better performer, a better entertainer, a better and wiser and more helpful human being because of POL."
Lawson Marchetti
2015 MS POL Champion