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Students: Send in your original poems for our Student Poetry Contest 2009

National Poetry Month logo 2008 We want to invite all currently enrolled UT Tyler students to submit their original  poems to our Student Poetry Contest. This is part of our festivities for National Poetry Month.  This online contest runs from Wednesday April 1 (tomorrow) to Friday April 17. Here is what you need to know in terms of rules:
  • Poems must be original, unpublished works.
  • Poems must be written in English by currently enrolled UT Tyler students.
  • Poems must be 60 lines or less.
  • Limit to not more than two poems per person.
  • Your name, telephone number, email address, and poem title are required. Please note that if your contact information is incorrect, your entry will be invalid.
  • Deadline: Submissions must be in no later than noon (12:00p) on Friday, April 17, 2008.
  • No entry fee is required. Yes, it’s free to enter.
  • Copyright remains with the author. Entries will not be returned.
  • Poems will be judged by a panel of two English Department faculty members, two librarian, and one award-winning poet from the Poetry Society of Texas.
  • Awards will be presented at a program in Braithwaite Auditorium on Tuesday, April 28th.
So, break out the pens and pads, or get on your keyboard and get inspired. You can submit your poems to Angel Rivera, Outreach Librarian, at arivera AT uttyler DOT edu (replace the AT and DOT for the appropriate symbols). You can also bring your submission in person to the library's reference desk.
Published by root on 31 Mar


Hello Isaias: You can submit up to poems. The total in lines is up to 60 lines of verse. So you could do, say one poem of 20 lines, another with 40. Or just a nice long one with 60 lines. Up to you. Best.

is it allowed to submit more than one poem?

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