Brickner Poetry Contest invites young writers


Attention all young poets! The 20th annual Elisa Brickner Poetry Contest sponsored by the Chilmark Public Library is now underway.

“Don’t forget to enter!” says program coordinator Kristin Maloney.

The contest welcomes entries from young people entering grades 6 through 12. There are two age categories: Junior High School (grades 6, 7, 8), and Senior High School (grades 9, 10, 11, 12).

Contestants may submit one original poem of any length or style, on any subject, typed or printed on 8 1/2” by 11” paper. The writer’s name must not appear on the submission, but a cover sheet with name, grade category, and contact information should be attached.

Three Island writers will judge the submissions. First prizewinners in each age category will receive $200; second and third prize winners will receive $100. Winning poems will be read at a ceremony at the library at 5:30 pm on August 18.

Deadline for submitting poems is August 11, 5:30 pm. Entries may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person.

For information and details, call 508-645-3360 or visit php.