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 Eliot
By John Greenleaf Whittier
By Stephen Crane
By Adah Isaacs Menken
By Dante Gabriel Rossetti
By William Ernest Henley
By Paul Laurence Dunbar
By A. E. Housman
By Edgar Allan Poe

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