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  • AllisonJ
    Split This Rock Poetry Contest Benefits Split This Rock Poetry Festival Washington, DC, March 22-25, 2012 http://www.splitthisrock.org/contests.html $1,000
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 11, 2011
      Split This Rock Poetry Contest
      Benefits Split This Rock Poetry Festival
      Washington, DC, March 22-25, 2012
      http://www.splitthisrock.org/contests.html

      $1,000 awarded for poems of provocation & witness
      Naomi Shihab Nye, Judge

      Prizes: First place $500; 2nd and 3rd place, $250 each. Winning poems will be published on www.SplitThisRock.org, winners receive free festival registration and the 1st-place winner is invited to read winning poem at Split This Rock Poetry Festival, 2012.

      Deadline: November 1, 2011 (postmark)
      Reading Fee: $20 – Reduced Recession Rate!

      Submissions should be in the spirit of Split This Rock: socially engaged poems, poems that reach beyond the self to connect with the larger community or world; poems of provocation and witness. This theme can be interpreted broadly and may include but is not limited to work addressing politics, economics, government, war, leadership; issues of identity (gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, body image, immigration, heritage, etc.); community, civic engagement, education, activism; and poems about history, Americana, cultural icons.

      Submission guidelines:
      ● Send up to 3 unpublished poems, no more than 6 pages total, in any style, in the spirit of Split This Rock (see above). Postmark deadline: November 1, 2011
      ● Include one cover page containing your name, address, phone number, email, and titles of your poems. This is the only part of the submission which should contain your name.
      ● Enclose a check or money order for $20 (made out to "Split This Rock") to:
      Split This Rock Poetry Contest
      1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600
      Washington, DC 20036

      Simultaneous submissions OK, but please notify us immediately if the poem is accepted elsewhere. For more information, info(at)splitthisrock.org, www.SplitThisRock.org

      Naomi Shihab Nye will be featured at the 2012 Split This Rock Poetry Festival. She is the author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes. Her books of poetry include 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, A Maze Me: Poems for Girls, Red Suitcase, Words Under the Words, Fuel, and You & Yours (a best-selling poetry book of 2006). She has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow. She has received a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, four Pushcart Prizes, and numerous honors for her children's literature, including two Jane Addams Children's Book Awards. In 2010 she was elected to the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.
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