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 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

What People are Saying

"With a $20,000 prize, I never imagined POL being this much fun. The competitions were more about meeting and talking with the other competitors, having a great time and enjoying the poetry. I also never knew I could find so much in myself just from reciting poems."
Elliot Davidson
2015 PA POL Champion