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 Nathaniel Hawthorne
By Arthur O'Shaughnessy
By Alexander Pope
By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
By Andrew Marvell
By Elizabeth Hands
By Elizabeth Bentley

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2018 NE POL Champ