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 Lawrence Ferlinghetti
By Rita Dove
By Richard Hugo
By Robert Frost
By Yusef Komunyakaa
By Claude McKay
By Leigh Hunt
By Jean Valentine
By Maurya Simon

What People are Saying

"I learned that I enjoyed poetry - a lot. I'm known as the "football guy" at my school and it surprised me, and others, that poetry would be a big part of my life. Also, I realized that I not bad at performing and public speaking."
Marquavious Moore
2017 TN POL Champion