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 Victor Hernández Cruz
By Joshua Mehigan
By Patricia Smith
By Camille Rankine
By Natasha Trethewey
By Rusty Morrison
By JoAnn Balingit
By Jacob Saenz
By Naomi Ayala

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