Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Poetry Contest Full Rules - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Poetry Contest

Maryland poets, achieve fame through this FREE contest!

The winning poem will be published in the Little Patuxent Review, dramatically enlarged and illustrated for display during National Poetry Month in a Central Library show window, and featured in a reading at the CityLit Festival.

Contest Rules

Entrants must be Maryland residents, 18 or older.
Paid or volunteer staff of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Little Patuxent Review and their immediate families are not eligible.
Please send only one original, unpublished (in print or on the Web) poem for consideration. Your entry cannot be currently under review for possible publication.
Entry must be under 100 lines.
Depending on its length, the winning poem may have to be excerpted for display in Pratt Central Library window.
Submit your typed entry as a Microsoft Word attachment by email to contest@prattlibrary.org or by mail to:
Poetry Contest, Periodicals Department, Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore MD 21201.
Entries received after 5:00 pm on February 21, 2012, will be disqualified.
Name, address, phone number, and the submitted poem’s title must accompany the entry on a separate page.
Judges reserve the right to disqualify a poem because its content is not appropriate for public window display.

Poetry Contest Full Rules - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Sunday, January 29, 2012

April 1, 2012 Waverly Main Street War of 1812 Commemoration

April 26, 2012, Village Learning Place - Poetic Formal, 6:30PM

Clarinda's black dress
ghost of yesterday's glitter
old bat out of hell


Laura's blue strapless
C cup at seventeen
night of adjustments


Shirley's purple gown
Is that a slut or a slit?
Bring the masking tape


Bruce’s monkey suit.
Come unwrap my cummerbund.
Snows of yesteryear.