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 Langston Hughes
By Emma Lazarus
By Ambrose Bierce
By Terrance Hayes
By Michael Earl Craig
By W. S. Merwin
By Li-Young Lee
By Walt Whitman
By Charlotte Mew

What People are Saying

"Performing a poem out loud of my choosing created this new and more personal connection to poetry for me. In addition, POL gave me the confidence that I never thought I had and it taught me that I could apply it everywhere I went. "
Cayla Turner
2018 MD POL Champ