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March 5, 2014

Poetry contest celebrates National Poetry Month

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

The Laurel County Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month with a poetry contest.

Poems can be submitted online through Monday, March 31, and winners will be announced at the Literary Showcase Thursday, April 17, at the library. There will be first, second, and third prizes for two categories: young adult (ages 12-17) and adult (18 and older).

The contest is open to residents of Laurel, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Knox, Whitley, Clay, and Jackson counties. Each individual may submit one poem that has not been previously published, and the poet may write on any topic that is suitable for a general audience. Poems should be no more than 40 lines and submitted through an entry form at The link is below “New Releases” on the home page. Poems can be in any style. They will be judged on creativity, grammar, artistic quality, and the previously stated guidelines. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Winners will be notified by phone or email and their work will be displayed in the library through April. Prizes will be award at the Literary Showcase and all poets are encouraged to read their poems at the event. For more information call Gwen Stivers or Magen McCrarey at 864-5759.

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