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 Robert Francis
By Christopher Marlowe
By Charles Simic
By Anne Killigrew
By Cathy Smith Bowers
By Stuart Dybek
By Campbell McGrath
By Carl Sandburg
By Carmen Giménez Smith
By D. H. Lawrence

What People are Saying

"In the beginning of my Poetry Out Loud experience, I didn't expect to become so attached to my three competition poems. Five months later, they have become a part of me."
Gabrielle Cooper
2017 ME POL Champion