Pre-20th Century Poems


ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2014-2015 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

The New Colossus

By Emma Lazarus

The New Decalogue

By Ambrose Bierce

No Coward Soul Is Mine

By Emily Brontë

A Noiseless Patient Spider

By Walt Whitman


By Arthur Rimbaud