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 Lawrence Ferlinghetti
By Rita Dove
By Duy Doan
By Richard Hugo
By Robert Frost
By Yusef Komunyakaa
By Leigh Hunt
By Jean Valentine
By Maurya Simon

What People are Saying

"Though I have always had an immense love and appreciation for poetry, particularly spoken word poetry, it was not until I was given the opportunity to go on stage and actually deliver the words of others that I was able to comprehend the real impact of this art."
Iman Dancy
2017 NC POL Champion