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 George Meredith
By Queen Elizabeth I
By Matthew Arnold
By George Moses Horton
By William Blake
By Percy Bysshe Shelley
By Mary Lamb
By Robert Browning
By Christopher Smart
By Katherine Philips

What People are Saying

"I learned that no matter how many times I do it, I will still be nervous when I speak in public. I also learned that it is possible to experience the same poem many times in a row and still feel like I am discovering something new about myself through the words of the writer."
Madeleine Schroeder
2017 OH POL Champion