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 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