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 Simon J. Ortiz
By Nikki Giovanni
By Robinson Jeffers
By Lewis Carroll
By James Ephraim McGirt
By Naomi Shihab Nye
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson
By John Donne
By Vijay Seshadri

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