Robert Burns

1759–1796
Robert Burns

Robert Burns is considered the unofficial national poet of Scotland. He wrote some poetry in standard English, but his poems and songs in Scottish dialect are better remembered. His patriotic poem “Scots Wha Hae” stirs Scottish sentiment to this day, and his song “Auld Lang Syne” is synonymous with New Year’s Eve.

What People are Saying

"With a $20,000 prize, I never imagined POL being this much fun. The competitions were more about meeting and talking with the other competitors, having a great time and enjoying the poetry. I also never knew I could find so much in myself just from reciting poems."
Elliot Davidson
2015 PA POL Champion