Something Concrete - Poetry Contest

Enter Contest
Concrete poetry form only.

Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, May 24, 2018
28 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Maureen McGreavy | Send Soup Mail

Contest Dealine:

5/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

Note from Sponsor:

Fancy fonts permitted.

Contest Description

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of something concrete.
Only Concrete form is acceptable.

A Concrete Poem is one that takes the shape of what it describes.


What forms in your mind with the word "concrete"?


Concrete as a noun is a mixture of cement, sand, gravel and water used for building and paving.

Deployed as a verb, it forms something into a mass, solidifies.

As an adjective, it is existing in material form, able to be touched and felt, real, solid... something definite, positive.

Stir the muse and pour me something concrete, of but not limited to your foundation, something intrinsic or whimsical. The word concrete to appear in the title with your "something", and in the body of your poem. Construct your poem to form the shape of that something you are describing.

My own art has prominently featured buildings, I'm not looking for concrete block buildings, not to say they are not allowed, they will be judged with more scrutiny on their visual composition.

I will not be looking at the works until assembled, so you have till contest close to tweak your concrete. Have fun!


No names on entry as per Poetry Soup rules.


First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Seven 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

This is my first contest, I would like to dedicate it to the kind Poet who presented me with the gift of a Premium Membership. Thank you!