St. Louis Poetry Center

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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.



Mail entries to:

St. Louis Poetry Center

High School Poetry Contest

567 North & South Road, #8

St. Louis, MO 63130

Or email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Please attach poems & information sheet as separate Word (not Google Drive) documents.

Email & Postmark Deadline: MARCH 1, 2016

For more information, contact Robert Lowes at 314-413-4507 or (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The 2015 James Nash SLPC Members Only Contest


         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

Congratulations all!

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.


                                      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.

                          or email to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), PLEASE USE (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


contact for info: 314-973-0616.


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