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 Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson
By Louis Simpson
By Billy Collins
By Jack Underwood
By William E. Stafford
By Stephen Spender
By Gwendolyn Brooks
By Naomi Shihab Nye

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