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2016 Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest
for High School Students
First prize, $200
Second prize, $125
Third prize, $75
All prize winners & honorable mentions are invited to read their poems at our annual poetry concert on May 15, 2016. Winning poems will appear in a chapbook available at the concert.
Maureen McLane, a professor of English literature at New York University and author of three collections of poetry since 2008: This Blue, World Enough, and Same Life.
Eligible poets must be high school students living within 100 miles of St. Louis.
Submit up to 3 poems that have not won any awards.
Poems already published in a high school publication can be submitted.
Include the author's name (no pen name required) and email address on each poem.
Enclose a separate piece of paper with the author's name, street address, phone #, email address, high school, grade, teacher’s name (if he or she encouraged or assigned the poems), and titles of submitted poems.
There is no entry fee.
Mail entries to:
St. Louis Poetry Center
High School Poetry Contest
567 North & South Road, #8
St. Louis, MO 63130
Please attach poems & information sheet as separate Word (not Google Drive) documents.
Email & Postmark Deadline: MARCH 1, 2016
The 2015 James Nash SLPC Members Only Contest
NASH WINNERS FOR 2015:
Join us on May 17th for the Annual Poetry Concert of Poems, 1:30 pm at the Focal Point, 2720 Sutton, 63143. Reception will follow the reading and award ceremony; free.
First -- "Chloroform, c. 1847" -- Katherine Gordon
Second -- "Confluence" -- Amy Genova
Third -- "At the Brooklyn Botanical Garden" -- Teresa Dzieglewicz
Honorable Mention -- "Written in Water" -- Judith Saul Stix
Honorable Mention -- "Catch and Release" -- Melissa Gurley Bancks
Honorable Mention -- "Sisters" -- Nancy Pritchard
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25
First, second, and third prize and honorable mention winners are invited to read their poems at the Annual Poetry Concert on May 17, 2015.
Winning poems will be published in a chapbook available at the concert.
Contest Judge: Katy Didden
Didden holds a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, studied as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at St. Louis University and was a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University in 2014. She has published poems in many journals such as Ecotone, The Kenyon Review, Smartish Pace, and Poetry. Her first manuscript, The Glacier’s Wake, (2013) won the Lena Miles Wever Todd Prize from Pleiades Press. She co-curated the SLPC’s Observable Reading Series with the poet Rickey Laurentiis in 2013-2013.
There is no entry fee. Contest open only to current members of the St. Louis Poetry Center. If joining or renewing your membership, include membership form and payment with your poetry submission. You may also join or renew online; please include a printout of your email confirmation with your submission.
Submit up to 4 typed poems, any form and length (previously published or award-winning poems are not eligible).
Poems will be judged anonymously. Do not include author name or pen name on poems.
Enclose an 8 ½ x 11 typed cover sheet containing the following information:
Author's name, address, phone number, email address, and the titles of poems submitted.
Mail entries to: St. Louis Poetry Center, James H. Nash Contest,
567 North & South Road, #8, St. Louis, MO 63130.
ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED (or email dated) EXTENDED TO MARCH 8, 2015
contact for info: 314-973-0616.
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