2020 Poetry Challenge -Poets are challenged to write in response to one of the prompts:
Sight(in recognition of the year 2020 sounding like “20/20” or a person with normal vision)
Mars (in honor Isaac Asimov & Ray Bradbury’s 100th Birthdays and NASA 2020 Mars Rover)
Magic 9 (a simple poetic form by Divena Collins - a 9-line poem doesn’t have any rules as far as meter or subject matter–just a rhyme scheme: abacadaba)
Check calendar of events for submission guidelines, entry form and Magic 9 instructions. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2020.
2020 Art Gets In Your Eyes Ekphrastic Poetry Contest - Highland Park Poetry is now accepting poems for the 2020 Art Gets in Your Eyes Ekphrastic Poetry Contest. The amount of possible art included in this contest has more than doubled from our 2017 edition as we've included Ravinia Festival, The Art Center of Highland Park, Keyth Securities and NEW additions to the community's public art collection. Check calendar of events for submission guidelines, list of art works and details. Deadline for submissions is March 16, 2020.
POETRY BOOK REVIEWS - Seeking poets with books to review (prefer publication within 16 months) as well as poets interested in writing reviews. Highland Park Poetry is now accepting reviews of poetry books for publication on our website and Facebook. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highland Park Poetry is please to nominate the following 6 poems for the 2020 Pushcart Prize:
From our Summer 2019 Muses’ Gallery: Driving Cars(published June 2019 and in print, available on Amazon.com)
Traffic Cop by Chuck Kramer
Minnesota Thighs by Maggie Stewart
Song of the Volkswagen by Mikki Mendelsohn
1955 by Herb Berman
From our Voices of the Past (published April 2019 on line and in print, available on Amazon.com)
The Resignation by Jen Meyer
There is a Kid at School Who Has a Nanny by Don Shearn
We wish all our nominees the very best of success!
Check out our newest poetry book reviews
for December 2019 & January 2020
By Gregg Dotoli
Subterranean Blue Poetry Imprint, 2019
Review by Mary Beth Bretzlauf
Beneath The Surface: A Book of Poems
By Barbara Garay
Self-published; available on Amazon.com
Review by Mike Freveletti
Copies of the books below are available for purchase. Visit Amazon.com or contact email@example.com
December 2019 - Mike Freveletti
January 2020 - Herb Berman
April is National Poetry Month.
Here in Highland Park, we celebrate poetry all year round.
Highland Park Poetry is a community-wide celebration of words.
Sharing poetry with audiences of all ages.
Offering poetry writing workshops, readings and displays.