PoemTown Randolph organizers seeking poetry submissions statewide

RANDOLPH, Vt. – PoemTown Randolph organizers are excited to announce the sixth annual celebration of poetry in Randolph throughout the month of April, National Poetry month. They are seeking submissions from Vermont poets as the centerpiece of the month-long event.

Inspired by Montpelier’s PoemCity, the organizers of PoemTown Randolph 2019 plan similar public opportunities for Vermont poets to share their work. Throughout the month of April, posters of selected poems will be displayed in the main windows and doors of businesses, churches, and organizations in Randolph.

Organizers are currently soliciting original poetry submissions from poets of all ages residing anywhere in Vermont.

Please submit no more than three poems, each of them 24 lines or less. The deadline for submission is Feb. 4, 2019.

Please send 1-3 original poems as MS Word attachments to musbird@gmail.com. In the text of an email, include the poet’s contact information – name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. Then attach each poem separately with the title of the poem as the document name and no identifying information other than the poem’s title on each document. Poets are asked to not submit any work that has been previously displayed in any PoemTown or PoemCity celebrations, and also to not submit any poems that have previously appeared in print anywhere else.

For poets without access to email, please contact Janet Watton at 802-728-9402 to clarify an alternate submission process.

By sending work to PoemTown 2019, poets agree that PoemTown may use any poem in display, in promotional materials, and in associated online, print and other media. Poets will be credited for their work in all places their poems appear.

PoemTown organizers are planning special poetry events throughout April, including dinner with poet Kerrin McCadden at the Black Krim, an open mic night, an evening featuring local published poets, a night of “farmers’ poetry” at Silloways’ Sugarhouse, and a special event with Los Lorcas at Chandler.

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