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

"I learned just how much deeper your understanding of a poem is when you memorize it than when you just read it a couple of times, and how you understand it a little better every single time you recite it."
Alex Hanesworth
2015 WA POL Champion