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 Henry David Thoreau
By Thom Gunn
By Rita Dove
By Michael Ryan
By David Wagoner
By Stuart Dybek
By Tom Clark
By Sir Thomas Wyatt
By Lisa Jarnot

What People are Saying

"With a $20,000 prize, I never imagined POL being this much fun. The competitions were more about meeting and talking with the other competitors, having a great time and enjoying the poetry. I also never knew I could find so much in myself just from reciting poems."
Elliot Davidson
2015 PA POL Champion