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 Robert Bly
By Theodore Roethke
By Howard Nemerov
By Chris Abani
By William Stanley Braithwaite
By Gerald Stern
By Ha Jin
By Rhina P. Espaillat
By William E. Stafford
By John Ashbery

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