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 Louise Bogan
By Alfred Corn
By Barbara Guest
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
By Rachel Sherwood
By William Wordsworth
By Gregory Pardlo

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