All events scheduled for April, May & June 2020 are cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. The future remains uncertain.
Visit our "Schedule of Events" tab to read poems about the virus, poems about calm or perseverance. Thank you to our contributors to this special section: Mary Jo Balistreri, Jennifer Brown Banks, Michael H. Brownstein, Heather Corbally Bryant, Daniel Cleary, Charlotte Digregorio, Michael Escoubas, Isadora Esson, Daniel J. Fitzgerald, Mary "Rae" Goehring, Colleen McManus Hein, Betsy Dolgin Katz, Judith MK Kaufman, Richard V. Kaufman, Gert Knop, Candace Kubinec, Adrian McRobb, Lakshmy M. Nair, Jaluna Rolik, Laura Ross, Miriam Sagan, Curt Vevang, William Vollrath, Lynn West, and R.M. Yager.
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NOW IN THE MUSES' GALLERY - 2020 Poetry Challenge Winners: Sight/Mars/Magic 9
New Writing Opportunities
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.
Submissions for the 2020 Poetry Challenge are now closed; we will announce our 2021 Poetry Challenge in October.
Check out our newest poetry book review
for May 2020
In the Dark, Soft Earth
By Frank Watson
Plum White Press (2020)
Review by Mary Beth Bretzlauf
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!
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.