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 Howard Nemerov
By Elizabeth Moody
By Edgar Allan Poe
By Anne Bradstreet
By Richard Lovelace
By Anne Bradstreet
By Franz Wright
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
By Frank O'Hara

What People are Saying

"I did not expect to fall in love with poetry. I just expected to recite and be done with it. After just sitting there and analyzing my poems, I realized that the stories told through these few words mean so much. I had to step out of myself and step into the author's shoes, and with that comes great work."
Kyla Rose Bates
2016 LA POL Champion