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 William Butler Yeats
By Claude McKay
By Audre Lorde
By Mark Halliday
By Deborah Paredez
By Octavio Paz
By Gerard Manley Hopkins
By Stuart Dybek
By Marie Ponsot
By Louise Bogan

What People are Saying

"I learned that I enjoyed poetry - a lot. I'm known as the "football guy" at my school and it surprised me, and others, that poetry would be a big part of my life. Also, I realized that I not bad at performing and public speaking."
Marquavious Moore
2017 TN POL Champion