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 David Ignatow
By Michael Ryan
By Chase Twichell
By Robert Creeley
By Tracy K. Smith
By Amy Lowell
By Mary Weston Fordham
By Kay Ryan
By Lord Byron (George Gordon)
By Herman Melville

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