25 Lines and Fewer

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

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By Tess Gallagher
By Stuart Dybek
By Baron Brooke Fulke Greville
By Charles Wright
By Phillis Levin
By Jones Very
By Basil Bunting
By Elinor Wylie
By Denise Levertov
By Weldon Kees

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