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 William Blake
By Scott Cairns
By Jorie Graham
By Robert Bly
By Yusef Komunyakaa
By Alan Dugan
By Jane Hirshfield
By George Oppen
By A. E. Stallings

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