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 Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
By Bob Hicok
By John Shoptaw
By Jane Kenyon
By Sara Teasdale
By Juan Felipe Herrera
By Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
By Russell Edson
By Edith Wharton
By Robert Browning

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