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 Nathaniel Hawthorne
By Arthur O'Shaughnessy
By Alexander Pope
By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
By Andrew Marvell
By Elizabeth Hands
By Elizabeth Bentley

What People are Saying

"I learned that no matter how many times I do it, I will still be nervous when I speak in public. I also learned that it is possible to experience the same poem many times in a row and still feel like I am discovering something new about myself through the words of the writer."
Madeleine Schroeder
2017 OH POL Champion