3rd annual Best American Poetry Challenge

Best American Poetry has issued its 3rd Annual Poetry challenge. This year’s challenge is to write an inaugural ode of 16 lines, in quatrains (rhyming optional) which features one line lifted verbatim from the The Best American Poetry 2008 (forewords and introductions included) and at least three of the six following words: honor, integrity, faith, hope change, and power.

The contest will be judged by a former Best American Poetry guest editor, who’s name will be announced along with the winning poem.

The winning poet’s name will appear on the Best American Poetry website and blog, along with the winning poem. Prizes include a cloth bound copy of The Best American Poetry 2008, signed by the series editor and several contributors, as well as other Scribner title. The poem will also be featured in a broadside created by artist Jenny Grassl.

There is no entry fee or purchase necessary to enter and win the contest.

Contest deadline is Midnight EST on December 5, 2008.

For more details and full information on how to enter, visit The Best American Poetry Blog.

One Comment

  1. Posted 26 December 2008 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Great contest! Too bad I saw it too late. If you’re aware of similar contests in the future, please let me know so I can include it in my blog! And I also want to join too, of course. Thanks!

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