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

"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