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.



 Email poems to:   jerryorjanet@wpcportage.org 

  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 10.

      submission form will be available soon


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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.