Poets are invited to submit works on the theme
"What Country Do Rains Come From?"
Poetry submissions are limited to one or two 8 ½ x 11 page
(with minimum .5 inch margins)
Limit of two poems per poet.
Entry fee: $10 for one poem; $15 for two.
A poet who submits two poems may submit a third with no additional fee.
Once again this year we plan to present the poems accepted for inclusion in the festival in book form - since last year's book was so well-received! Because we don't plan to display the poems, the length limitation is now two pages.
Email poems to:
Or you may mail two copies (one with your name, one without)
along with completed entry form and entry fee to:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1515 Helen Avenue
Portage, MI 49002
Poetry submissions may be made via email or mail March 1 - April 14.
We are delighted to have local poet Elizabeth Kerlikowske as our poetry juror this year! She is the long-time president of Friends of Poetry and is the current president of the Poetry Society of Michigan. She publishes poetry and short fiction. Her latest book is Art Speaks, with painter Mary Hatch. She was awarded the Community Medal for the Arts in 2017. She has spent the winter watching city deer out her windows.