Poetry Society of NH holding student writing contest

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

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, for the junior division, and grades 9-12, for the senior division.

The winning poems will be published in The Poets’ Touchstone, the organization’s quarterly literary journal, PSNH President Kyle Potvin said. 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.

For guidelines and mailing instructions, visit www.poet
rysocietyofnewhampshire.org/contest.html, or email info@poetrysocietyof