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 Howard Nemerov
By Kwame Dawes
By Craig Arnold
By Mary Jo Salter
By Rowan Ricardo Phillips
By Ezra Pound
By W. S. Merwin

What People are Saying

"Because poetry centers around very human themes, we are able to connect with it in an extraordinary meaningful, poignant way, regardless of when it was written. "
Hope Stratman
2018 NE POL Champ