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 Baer
By Duane Niatum
By Lord Byron (George Gordon)
By Rupert Brooke
By Robert Creeley
By Edmund Waller
By Robert Fitzgerald
By Dorothy Parker
By Gwendolyn Brooks

What People are Saying

"I learned that I had the ability to capture the attention of an audience and evoke emotion from them. When I recited my first poem in 9th grade for a mock POL class competition, I was incredibly shy and barely audible. But eventually I grew to love sharing the emotions poems gave me."
Chiara Raimondo
2016 NY POL Champion