25 Lines and Fewer

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2018-2019 competition.

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By Carmen Giménez Smith
By James Wright
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

What People are Saying

"I was initially very surprised by how unique each performer can make a poem. Even if twenty different kids are reciting the same poem, they will each make it their own and interpret it the way that they want to. "
Vera Escaja-Heiss
2018 VT Champ