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 Mary Morris

The war was over.
We sutured the wounded,
...

By James Wright

Strange bird,
His song remains secret.
He worked too hard to read books....

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