What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of .............
You are at YOUR high school dance. What I’m looking for is the time period YOU lived in. Make me feel as if I am there. This does not need to be a bio but rather a time piece. (An example might be letter jackets and poodle skirts of the fifities.) It does not literally need to be about you. Just let your mind drift back to your day - let’s pay tribute to the heyday.
See if you can coordinate your time period with a corresponding poetry form. A rhyme might do or perhaps it was more about rap. I don’t know if I’m saying this well but I hope your mind is churning with some ideas, imagery, music, clothing,etc…
PUT “DWM” IN YOUR TITLE.
Date at bottom
After the date write: “Kim Rodrigues’ DWM Contest”
Quotes at the top are welcome but not necessary
Have a ball ;)
Any form is acceptable.
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.
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.