Poetry 2022

Poets are invited to submit works on the theme
"A Certain Slant of Light"

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.

   For 2022:

   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 the previous years' books were so well-received!   Because we don't plan to display the poems, the length limitation is now two pages.



  Thanks to all the poets who submitted work for this year's Festival!

   We anticipate that the poetry books will be available by the Awards 

    Presentation, Friday, May 13.


FIRST PRIZE          $300


THIRD PRIZE        $100

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We are delighted to have local poet

Susan Blackwell Ramsey

as our poetry juror for 2022! 

Susan Blackwell Ramsey is the author of the book A Mind Like This (University of Nebraska Press, 2012), which received the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry.  Her work has appeared in, among other journals, The Southern Review, Poetry Northwest, 32 Poems, and Best American Poetry.