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 Ralph Waldo Emerson
By Lord Byron (George Gordon)
By Edmund Waller
By Joanna Baillie
By Laetitia Pilkington
By Walt Whitman

What People are Saying

"I went in expecting to lend my voice to the poetry, but found that it was a two-way exchange: the poetry lent its voice to me, as well."
Megan Kim
2017 OR POL Champion