Poets are invited to submit works on the theme
Our 2023 Poetry Juror is
Marion Starling Boyer
Marion is a Kalamazoo Valley Community College professor emeritus and has five published poetry collections. Her most recent collection, ICE HOURS, won Michigan State University's Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize (Established) and was released January 2023. She served on the board of the Kalamazoo Poetry Festival for several years.
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 the previous years' books were so well-received! Because we don't plan to display the poems, the length limitation is now two pages.
New this year:
We hope to have many of our poets read their poems
at the Art Festival Opening on April 29!
We anticipate that the poetry books will be available by the Awards
Presentation, Friday, May 14.
FIRST PRIZE $300
SECOND PRIZE $200
THIRD PRIZE $100