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 Richard Lovelace
By A. E. Housman
By John Keats
By Joanna Baillie
By Elizabeth Moody
By Edgar Allan Poe
By Anne Bradstreet
By Richard Lovelace
By Anne Bradstreet
By Alice Cary

What People are Saying

"What really makes a poem dynamic is not the use of grand gestures. Rather, it is the tones and expressions of the voice that help listeners connect and understand the meaning of a poem."
Angelica Sterling
2017 USVI POL Champ