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 Idler

By Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson

In a London Drawingroom

By George Eliot

In School-days

By John Greenleaf Whittier

In the Desert

By Stephen Crane


By Adah Isaacs Menken


By Dante Gabriel Rossetti


By William Ernest Henley

Invitation to Love

By Paul Laurence Dunbar

Is My Team Ploughing

By A. E. Housman