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 Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson
By Anna Lætitia Barbauld
By Louis Simpson
By Billy Collins
By Jack Underwood
By William E. Stafford
By Stephen Spender
By Gwendolyn Brooks

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2017 AL POL Champion