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Friday, March 15, 2013

Deadline nears for poetry contest in New Haven

NEW HAVEN — The 5th annual New Haven Free Public Library poetry contest is under way and open to all who live, work or study in New Haven.
Poets are invited to interpret the 2013 theme, “A place of light.” Submissions will be judged by two panels of librarians and community members.
Submissions may be dropped off at any New Haven library branch or emailed to nhfpl.poetry@gmail.com by the  March 23 deadline.
During National Poetry Month, finalists will read their poems and winners will be announced at the April 27 poetry reception at Ives Main Library, 133 Elm St. 
The New Haven Free Public Library Foundation will award $100 prizes to winners in each of three age categories, as well as a $25 award to a People’s Choice winner, which will be selected at the reception.
Winning poems will be featured in the New Haven Review (www.newhavenreview.com), a bi-annual literary magazine containing essays, reviews, fiction, poetry and art.
For complete guidelines to enter the contest, visit http://nhfpl.org/programs/cultural-connections or call the library at 203-946-8835.

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