Pre-20th Century Poems

ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2017-2018 competition.

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By Ralph Waldo Emerson
By Edith Wharton
By Andrew Marvell
By Margaret Fuller
By Dorothy Wordsworth
By Thomas Campion
By Thomas Carlyle

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