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 email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2019 - Jan Bottiglieri
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.