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 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

"Though I have always had an immense love and appreciation for poetry, particularly spoken word poetry, it was not until I was given the opportunity to go on stage and actually deliver the words of others that I was able to comprehend the real impact of this art."
Iman Dancy
2017 NC POL Champion