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 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. ...

What People are Saying

"I learned just how much deeper your understanding of a poem is when you memorize it than when you just read it a couple of times, and how you understand it a little better every single time you recite it."
Alex Hanesworth
2015 WA POL Champion