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My Private Universe

Contest Judged:  10/4/2020 3:13:00 AM
Sponsored by: Julia Ward | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Description

"And if my private universe scans right, // So does the verse of galaxies divine ..." - from the poem "Pale Fire" by Vladimir Nabokov.

Is your imagination fired by this quote giving you inspiration on how you could insert the words "my private universe" in your poem?  Let your title NOT be those words, though, and avoid the autobiographical.  Distance yourself... I am looking for abstraction.

What to Submit?

One original poem on the theme of "my private universe".
Any form is acceptable.

After writing this I thought it would help you to read an example, so I caught up with my willing muse and wrote and submitted "Teacher's Pet" dated 9/10/2020.


First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Eight Honorable Mentions

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.