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

What People are Saying

"Though I have always had an immense love and appreciation for poetry, particularly spoken word poetry, it was not until I was given the opportunity to go on stage and actually deliver the words of others that I was able to comprehend the real impact of this art."
Iman Dancy
2017 NC POL Champion