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VISCERAL! - Poetry Contest


Sponsor Name

John Heck

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9/30/2012 12:00:00 AM

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 Contest Description

What to Submit?

OK, kids. I've been here on PSOUP for almost 7 years. 

I want the entrants in this contest to be unrestrained. Use your imagination and kick ass! Nah...ya not writing about rainbows and sunshine. Write something that inspires/inspired you viscerally! ANY POETIC FORM & ANY LENGTH is acceptable. Kick it OUT to me!

Personally, I never enjoy being restricted by certain rules. My rules? Write from your heart...make it visceral. I want to read talented writers and ...

1 original, poem on the theme of: VISCERAL:

: characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect: a visceral reaction.

: characterized by or dealing with coarse or base emotions; earthy; crude: a visceral literary style.



First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
4th through 10th w/2 HM's

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.