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 Ella Wheeler Wilcox
By Ralph Waldo Emerson
By Gerard Manley Hopkins
By John Donne
By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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By Thomas Hardy

What People are Saying

"What really makes a poem dynamic is not the use of grand gestures. Rather, it is the tones and expressions of the voice that help listeners connect and understand the meaning of a poem."
Angelica Sterling
2017 USVI POL Champ