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 Denise Levertov
By Weldon Kees
By Georgia Douglas Johnson
By Ralph Waldo Emerson
By Howard Nemerov
By Ravi Shankar
By Carl Sandburg
By David Barber
By Elena Karina Byrne
By Annie Finch

What People are Saying

"I learned to enjoy older poems. At first, I hated the requirement that I had to choose a poem that was pre-20th century. However, as time went by, I began to enjoy the poems more and more. My favorite pre-20th century poet is now Emily Bronte. "
Eseme Segbefia
2018 NY POL Champ