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

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