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 Thomas Carlyle
By Ella Wheeler Wilcox
By Li-Young Lee
By Carolyn M. Rodgers
By Elinor Wylie
By Naomi Shihab Nye
By Mario Meléndez

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