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Specificity in Poetry Poetry Contest

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, May 2, 2019
25 poems of the maximum 50 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Sheri Fresonke Harper | Send Soup Mail

Contest Dealine:

5/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

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Contest Description

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............
Any form is acceptable.


First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Honorable Mentions (the number or each will depend on the quality of submissions).

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem, minimum of twelve lines. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. Date your poems, new poems only.

Theme Requirements

Please have one person in the poem. Show a gesture, facial expression, something about a body part.

Please have one object in the poem. Use an exact name, provide a unique description.

Please have one natural item in the poem, not the same as the object. Use an exact word--no trees--use oak, willow, etc, no flowers--use rose, petunia.

Please describe where you are with five specific things to say about it.

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.