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Poetry contest seeks entries

By: Bonnie Krueger

The St. Louis Poetry Center now is accepting submissions for the 2018 Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest.

Winners receive cash prizes and a complimentary chapbook featuring their poems. Additionally, winners will read their works at an awards ceremony at The Focal Point in Maplewood on May 20.

Eligible poets must be high school students living within 100 miles of St. Louis. Poets may submit up to three poems that have not previously won any awards. Poems already published in a high school publication can be submitted.

Submitted poems must include the author’s name and email address on each poem. A separate document with the poet’s name, street address, phone number, email address, high school, grade, teacher’s name [if he or she encouraged or assigned the poems], and titles of submitted poems also must be included with the submission.

There is no entry fee; however, the contest deadline is March 1.

Entries can be mailed to: St. Louis Poetry Center, Hopkins High School Poetry Contest, PO Box 300167, St. Louis, MO 63130.

Poems and author information sheets should be attached as separate word documents. For additional details, visit stlouispoetrycenter.org.

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