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Poetry Contest - The Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region

posted Jan 25, 2017, 10:59 AM by Doreen Salera







 Compose a poem on the theme of “TWO”

·         Poets may submit one (1) original unpublished poem inspired by the theme.

·         Poems should be typed in a 12-pt, or larger font.

·         Poems should be no longer than one, “8.5 inch by 11inch,” page.

·         Poets should submit by mail (address below). Send two (2) copies of your poem: one copy including your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. The second copy should have no identifying information.

·         The winning poets will be notified (by telephone or e-mail) by March 25th and will be invited to read their poem at the April 7th event described below.

·         Contestants who want to receive a list of contest winners should also submit a stamped, self-addressed envelope with their entries. There is no fee for submission.

·         Submissions should be mailed by March 15, 2017 to Dianalee Velie, PO Box 290, Newbury, NH 03255, (603) 938-2734,

·         Members of the Center For the Arts’ Literary Arts Guild are not eligible for this contest.

·         There will be 3 winners in the adult category: First, Second and Third.

·         There will be one winner in each of the following categories: High School, Middle School and Elementary School.

·         The judge for the contest will be Jennifer Militello


The winning poets will be honored and invited to read their poems in a public celebration of poetry at

The Meeting Room of the Newbury Town Offices, 937 Route 103, Newbury, NH 03255

Friday, April 7, 2017

5 to 7 p.m.

Public invited ~ Refreshments served ~ No charge for admission ~ Donations welcome!


I'm nobody! Who are you?

Are you nobody, too?

Then there’s a pair of us—don’t tell!

They’d banish us, you know.”


-Emily Dickinson-