Autumn/Winter Muses Gallery - WATER - Highland Park Poetry is now accepting poems, photography and art work on the theme of water. Line limit for poems is 30 max. Previously published work is okay with acknowledgment. Check calendar of events for deadline and details.
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 Sundress Publications’ 2019 Best of the Net from our 2019 Winter Muses’ Gallery (Poet’s Choice) and Weather the Weather:
Contemplaciones al viento / Contemplations to the Wind by Olivia Maciel Edelman
El Presidente visita a Puerto Rico by Kerry Ann Leaf
Homecoming by Kathleen Gregg
From Iowa by Carol L. Gloor
Sisyphus by Lennart Lundh
Aftermath by Patrice Claeys Boyer
This edition of The Muses’ Gallery was published on January 1, 2019 and remained current through March 2019. A .pdf version of the Gallery resides in our online Archives.
Check out our newest poetry book review for June/July 2019...
Enforced Rustication in the Chinese Cultural Revolution
By Jianqing Zheng
Texas Review Press, 2018
Review by Lois Baer Barr
Copies of the books below are available for purchase. Visit Amazon.com or contact email@example.com
June 2019 - Jamie Wendt
Highland Park Poetry receives 2018 Mayor's Award for the Arts
Presented at October 15, 2018 City Council meeting. Back row (L to R): Adam Stolberg, Kim Stone, Daniel Kaufman, Nancy Rotering, Tony Blumberg, Alyssa Knobel, Michelle Holleman; Front row: Cathy Ricciardelli (Cultural Arts Commission Chair), Rita Yager, Jennifer Dotson, Emma Alexander Kowalenko, Joseph Kuhn Carey
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.