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 Robert Hayden
By Paul Laurence Dunbar
By Aphra Behn
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
By George Oppen
By Sarah Helen Whitman

What People are Saying

"In the beginning of my Poetry Out Loud experience, I didn't expect to become so attached to my three competition poems. Five months later, they have become a part of me."
Gabrielle Cooper
2017 ME POL Champion