June 1 to July 1, 2023 11:59pm
The Poetry Society of Vermont is pleased to announce that the 2023 Summer Contests are now open to members of PSOV. Contest Chair, Juliana Anderson and Vice President, Carol Milkuhn, have arranged an impressive collection of judges for each of the seven summer contests. Anderson and Milkuhn will be accepting and organizing member submissions for specific contests then forwarding them along to the judges which are listed below. The 2023 Summer Contest Submission Guidelines can be downloaded from here and found above in the main menu.
Judges for the 2023 Summer Contests:
- CAROL AND ARNOLD ABELSON AWARD
- An event or place that fosters opposition, controversy, and/or social change. The event can be historical or reflect a current political situation. 40 line limit.
- Judge: Baron Wormser, a former Poet Laureate of Maine.
- MARY MARGARET AUDETTE MEMORIAL AWARD
- Light or humorous verse, 32 line limit.
- Judge: April Ossmann, poet and leader of several PSOV workshops.
- J.RICHARD BARRY MEMORIAL AWARD
- Vermont or country theme, 32 line limit.
- Judge: Sydney Lea, former Poet Laureate of Vermont.
- MARIAN GLEASON MEMORIAL AWARD
- Any theme, 20 line limit.
- Judge: Angela Patten, author of The Oriole & the Ovenbird, In Praise of Usefulness, Reliquaries and Still Listening
- GOLDSTEIN MEMORIAL AWARD
- Any theme, 40-line limit.
- Judge: Dianalee Velie, Poet Laureate of Newbury, New Hampshire.
- LAURA J. SPOONER MEMORIAL AWARD
- Best love poem, 40 line limit.
- Judge: Nancy Richardson, author of An Everyday Thing and winner of an Indie Award.
- CHRIS WHITE MEMORIAL AWARD
- Theme: science, science fiction or math, 25-line limit.
- Judge: Neil Shepard , author of How It Is: Selected Poems, (T)ravel UN(T)ravel and founder of the poetry-jazz ensemble POJazz.