2024 Annual Poetry Contest

Our Contest Is Open Until April 15th
$500 First Prize
$200 Second Prize
$100 Third Prize
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We are delighted to announce that Rebecca Hart Olander will be judging our 2024 Poetry Contest.

Rebecca Hart Olander’s poetry and collaborative visual and written work has appeared in print, online, and in multiple anthologies. Her books include Dressing the Wounds (dgp, 2019) and Uncertain Acrobats (CavanKerry Press, 2021), named a Must-Read selection by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Rebecca has taught at Amherst and Smith colleges, Westfield State University, and through Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop, and she works with poets in the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing. She is the editor/director of Perugia Press.

Her first post-grad poem publication appeared in Common Ground Review, and she is honored to return to those roots as a judge for this year’s contest.

Poems from our 2023 contest (judged by Oliver de la Paz) are still up in our Spring/Summer 2023 issue:

First Place "Tree Streets" by Josh Jacobs

Second Place "You're from Nowhere" by Abby E. Murray

Third Place "In Case I Ever End Up on a True Crime Podcast" by Kelli Lage

Honorable Mention "Overhearing your native tongue in a foreign land" by Joseph Scalice

There is a $15 fee

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