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2012 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize - Six Days Left to Enter

Only Six Days Left to Enter! Click Here to Submit Online 2012 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize $2,500 for a First Book of Poems This prize is offered annually to a poet who has not previously published a full-length collection of poems. The prize awards the winner with $2,500 and publication of his or her first full-length book of poetry by the Kent State University Press. The winner and the competition's judge will give a reading together on the Kent State campus. The 2011 winner was Wet by Carolyn Creedon, chosen by Edward Hirsch; the 2012 winner will be chosen by Dorianne Laux. Entry requirements: The competition is open to poets writing in English who have not yet published a full-length collection of poems (a volume of 50 or more pages published in an edition of 500 or more copies). There is a $25 reading fee. Checks should be made payable to the Wick Poetry Center. Submissions must consist of 50 to 70 pages of poetry, typed on one side only

2012 William Redding Competition winners announced - plus The Poetry Forum's schedule for the rest of the season

From Steve Abbott: The Poetry Forum is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 William Redding Competition: First Place: Ellie Swenson, Columbus Second Place: David Nichols, Columbus Third Place: Rachel Wiley, Columbus Winners were selected in a blind process by Poetry Forum coordinators Rose Smith, Connie Everett, and Steve Abbott. Ellie Swenson will receive $100 and be the featured reader at The Poetry Forum's final reading of the season on May 7 at 7 PM at Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit Street (at Hudson) in Columbus. Dave Nichols will receive his choice of a $50 bookstore gift certificate or a seat in Columbus Salon, the monthly poetry workshop hosted by Rose Smith. He will read a mini-set at the May 7 reading. Rachel Wiley will receive a $25 bookstore gift certificate. She will read a mini-set at the May 7 reading. We thank everyone who submitted work. We received submissions for across the state, and overall quality of work was impress

The OPA presents a Spring Writers' Retreat at Malabar Farm

The Ohio Poetry Association presents: Spring Writers' Retreat at Malabar Farm State Park, Lucas, Ohio Saturday/Sunday, April 14-15, 2012 Overnight stay with Sunday breakfast at the Malabar Farm Hostel, only $35 Featuring workshops led by Jeff Gundy For reservations, please call 419-892-2055. Make checks payable to H. I. Malabar Farm. Spaces available on a first-come/first-served basis.  Hostelling International Malabar Farm 3954 Bromfield Rd Lucas OH 44843