25 Lines and Fewer

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2017-2018 competition.

Go to:
By Kenneth Patchen
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

What People are Saying

"Though I have always had an immense love and appreciation for poetry, particularly spoken word poetry, it was not until I was given the opportunity to go on stage and actually deliver the words of others that I was able to comprehend the real impact of this art."
Iman Dancy
2017 NC POL Champion