Selecting Your Poem

(These are the poems the top four performers recited last year.)

Adam’s Curse by W. B. Yeats
Beautiful Wreckage by W. D. Ehrhart
Bleeding Heart by Carmen Gimenez Smith
A Fit of Rhyme Against Rhyme by Ben Jonson
Idea 61 by Michael Drayton
Personal by Tony Hoagland
Sonnet 1 by Sir Philip Sydney
To Live with a Landscape by Constance Urdang

To choose a poem, spend some time reading poems on the Poetry Out Loud site. You can browse their entire catalog, choose a poem based on specific poetic devices, find a pre-twentieth century poem, or search by poet. You can also choose poets by nationality, or spend some time reading through additional eligible poems not found on the P.O.L. website

Your English teacher will ask you to complete THIS FORM once you have selected the  poem you are reciting this year.

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