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Poetry 2023

Poets are invited to submit works on the theme

Our 2023 Poetry Juror is

Marion Starling Boyer

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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 2023:

   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.




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

    Presentation, Saturday, May 13.

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. 

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FIRST PRIZE          $300


THIRD PRIZE        $100

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