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

"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