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 William Wordsworth
By Henry David Thoreau
By Sir Thomas Wyatt
By Paul Laurence Dunbar
By Charles Lamb
By Aphra Behn
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By Sarah Helen Whitman
By Robert Burns

What People are Saying

"I learned that I enjoyed poetry - a lot. I'm known as the "football guy" at my school and it surprised me, and others, that poetry would be a big part of my life. Also, I realized that I not bad at performing and public speaking."
Marquavious Moore
2017 TN POL Champion