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 Robert Bridges
By Philip Freneau
By Christina Rossetti
By George Gascoigne
By Duchess of Newcastle Margaret Cavendish
By Ernest Dowson
By Arthur Symons
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By Gerard Manley Hopkins

What People are Saying

"I learned that I enjoyed poetry - a lot. I'm known as the "football guy" at my school and it surprised me, and others, that poetry would be a big part of my life. Also, I realized that I not bad at performing and public speaking."
Marquavious Moore
2017 TN POL Champion