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 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

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2015 MS POL Champion