25 Lines and Fewer

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2015-2016 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

What People are Saying

"I did not expect to fall in love with poetry. I just expected to recite and be done with it. After just sitting there and analyzing my poems, I realized that the stories told through these few words mean so much. I had to step out of myself and step into the author's shoes, and with that comes great work."
Kyla Rose Bates
2016 LA POL Champion