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

"I have always loved poetry, but through Poetry Out Loud I have learned a greater respect for all different types of poetry. This competition is so much more than memorizing and reciting a poem; I became very invested in each one of my poems."
Janessa Gould
2017 WI POL Champion