News Brief: Poetry contest open to students

St. Louis Poetry Center is accepting entries for the 2020 Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest until March 1.

Poets must live within 100 miles of St. Louis. They can submit up to three poems. Submitted poems can not won previous awards may have been published previously in high school publications.  Also there is no entry fee.

Jericho Brown, author of one of the most widely acclaimed poetry collections of 2019, will judge the contest.

Each poem needs to have the writer’s name, street address, phone number, email, high school grade and teacher’s name (if they encouraged or assigned said poems), and the title. Poems should be submitted through email to hopkins.contest@st.louispoetrycenter, or mailed to, St. Louis Poetry Center High School Poetry Contest 3301 Washington Ave. 2D St. Louis MO 63103.

Winners of the contest will win $225 for first place, $125 for second, and $75 for third. The winners will be able to read their work at an awards ceremony on May 17; they will also receive a free chapbook featuring their poems.

More information/rules can be found at the St. Louis Poetry Center website.


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