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 Henry David Thoreau
By Thom Gunn
By Rita Dove
By Michael Ryan
By David Wagoner
By Stuart Dybek
By Tom Clark
By Sir Thomas Wyatt
By Lisa Jarnot

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