In accord with its mission to encourage the writing of poetry and to bring together people who enjoy it, Poets’ Dinner invites entries in its 75th annual poetry contest.
With prize money ranging from $15 - $50 in each of eight categories, plus honorable mentions, there are many opportunities for all types of poetry and poets to be recognized.
Categories include: Remembering, beginnings & endings, humor, nature, love, spaces & places, people, and poet’s choice. Poets’ Dinner asks that poems be original, unpublished, unawarded, in English, and a maximum of 40 lines.
Poets’ Dinner also require that three typed copies of each poem be submitted on 81/2 x 11 paper, with an indication of the category in the upper right hand corner of each page. The group asks the author’s name not be on the poems and send them in by Jan. 17.
The culmination of the contest is the poets’ lunch to be held at the Holiday Hilton in Emeryville March 17. Contest winners must be present at the lunch to claim their prize. Tickets to the lunch are $22 in advance and $23 at the door.
Send contest entries to Gayle Eleanor, 4483 Clear Creek Court, Concord, CA 94521.
To buy lunch tickets, specify chicken, London broil, or meatless lasagna, and send checks to Richard Angilly, 1515 Poplar Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805-1662.