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 Patricia Smith
By George Starbuck
By Thomas Hood
By Sara Teasdale
By Suji Kwock Kim
By Dilruba Ahmed
By Louis MacNeice

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