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 Yone Noguchi
By William Blake
By Scott Cairns
By Jorie Graham
By Robert Bly
By Yusef Komunyakaa
By Joseph Bruchac
By Alan Dugan

What People are Saying

"I did not expect to like Poetry Out Loud, truthfully. My first year, I did not want to compete at all.Somewhere along the line, I fell in love with the program and have learned so much about poetry, performing, and expression throughout the last three years."
Gabrielle Hunt
2017 NV POL Champion