“Backwards I see in my own days where I sweated through

fog with linguists and contenders”

–Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”

Nick Yialiades
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Charles Sumner
Ralph Waldo Emerson Concord Hymn
Walt Whitman Beat! Beat! Drums!
Emily Dickinson some keep the Sabbath going to Church––
Lydia Huntley Sigourney On the Admission of Michigan into the Union

Mariah Palmer 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Light of Stars
Ralph Waldo Emerson Concord Hymn
Walt Whitman Oh Me! Oh Life!
Emily Dickinson The Moon is distant from the Sea––
Edgar Allen Poe, Spirits of the Dead

Robby Sturtevant

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Fragments
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Snow Storm
Walt Whitman To a Stranger
Emily Dickinson Tell all the truth but tell it slant––

Lexi Palmer

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Wreck of the Hesperus
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Humble Bee
Walt Whitman To You
Emily Dickinson They Shut Me Up in Prose
Celia Thaxter Land-Locked

Trisha Poitras

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Arrow and the Song
Ralph Waldo Emerson Mithridates
Walt Whitman Old Chants 
Emily Dickinson I Felt a Funeral in My Brain
Celia Thaxter Regret

Asia Hill 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Arsenal at Springfield
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Past
Walt Whitman That Shadow My Likeness
Emily Dickinson Hope is the Thing with Feathers

Alexa Reichardt 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Arrow and the Song
Ralph Waldo Emerson Terminus
Walt Whitman Long, Too Long America
Emily Dickinson Before I got my eye put out–
Henry David Thoreau The moon now rises to her absolute rule

Cam Slack

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow A Psalm of Life
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Past
Walt Whitman O Captain! my Captain!
Emily Dickinson If I can Stop One Heart From Breaking
Edgar Allen Poe A Dream Within a Dream

Meaghan Breen

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Rainy Day 
Ralph Waldo Emerson Fate
Walt Whitman Song of Myself (Section 32)
Emily Dickinson, I felt a Cleaving in my Mind
Henry David Thoreau, Prayer

Fletcher Rice

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Old Clock on the Stairs
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Past
Walt Whitman The World Below the Brine
Emily Dickinson The Bustle in a House
Paul Lawrence Dunbar We Wear the Mask