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 William Wordsworth
By Henry David Thoreau
By Sir Thomas Wyatt
By Paul Laurence Dunbar
By Charles Lamb
By Aphra Behn
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By Sarah Helen Whitman
By Robert Burns

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