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 W.D. Ehrhart
By James Wright
By William Lisle Bowles
By Melvin B. Tolson
By Christina Rossetti
By Toi Derricotte
By Seamus Heaney
By Carmen Giménez Smith
By James Wright
By Simon J. Ortiz

What People are Saying

"I learned that I had the ability to capture the attention of an audience and evoke emotion from them. When I recited my first poem in 9th grade for a mock POL class competition, I was incredibly shy and barely audible. But eventually I grew to love sharing the emotions poems gave me."
Chiara Raimondo
2016 NY POL Champion