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 Joanna Baillie
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

"What really makes a poem dynamic is not the use of grand gestures. Rather, it is the tones and expressions of the voice that help listeners connect and understand the meaning of a poem."
Angelica Sterling
2017 USVI POL Champ