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At A Fair

Contest Judged:  3/20/2019 12:00:00 AM
Sponsored by: Julia Ward | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Description

Thomas Hardy wrote a poem called "Expectation and Experience" about a woman who went to a fair.  She had wanted to cheer herself up, but instead became soaked in the pouring rain.

I am taking the unexpected further than Thomas Hardy's idea in my contest requirement... In your poem, tell me about an unusual happening at a fair, one that takes it out of a happy time and makes it not only unexpected, but sinister.

My examplar is "The Man at the Fair", dated 2/20/2019.

What to Submit?

One original poem on the theme of something sinister at a fair.
Any form is acceptable.


First - Third Prize, Glory
One Honorable Mention

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.