Poetry Society of NH holding student writing contest

Friday, April 11, 2014

Students who like to write poetry will have another chance for statewide recognition this year.

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire, in partnership with the New Hampshire Council of Teachers of English, is holding its annual poetry contest open to all young writers in grades 1-8 (Junior Division) and grades 9-12 (Senior Division).

The winning poems from each division will be published in The Poets’ Touchstone, the nonprofit organization’s quarterly literary journal, PSNH President Kyle Potvin said. Winners will receive a free copy of the publication.

Both competitions will be coordinated by published New Hampshire poets – the Junior Contest by Barbara Bald, of Alton, and the Senior Contest by Tom Diegoli, of Gorham.

The deadline is Wednesday, April 30. Entrants may submit up to three typed poems, with two copies of each submission. Teachers are encouraged to submit entries on behalf of their students, as well. The theme and style are open.

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