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 Moses Horton
By William Blake
By Percy Bysshe Shelley
By Mary Lamb
By Robert Browning
By Christopher Smart
By Katherine Philips
By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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