Alabama State Poetry Society
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you
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Our society consists of members
who are venturing into writing poetry as well as those who are
active poets, many of whom have published in journals, created
chapbooks and books of their own, and who appear at poetry readings
and poetry slams. We are an affiliate of the
of State Poetry Societies.
|The regular mailing address (Snail Mail) for ASPS is:|
P.O. Box 2
Pell City, AL 35125
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We invite poets and lovers of poetry to attend the October 7, Poetry Festival at the meeting house (east end of town) at Gorham's Bluff in PISGAH, ALABAMA.
The Festival will begin at 10:00 AM with a workshop conducted by Barry Marks, followed by lunch at noon, the reading of winning poems, and an open mic. Readers are encouraged to read their own poem or a favorite poem. The Festival will end at 3:00 PM. There will be a reception Friday Night at Deb and Bill Jeffers house at 6:00 PM.
There will be
a $250 prize for the best original poem with certificates for
the winner and two runners-up. Please submit one original,
unpublished poem by September 1 (postmarked)
to Roger Carlisle at the email or mailing address below. Please
limit all favorite poems to one page. Readings must be 3 minutes
or less. Original competition poems may be about any subject, in
any style, up to 42 lines (or 500 words if a prose poem). Submit
two copies, one with your name and contact information, one
without. ALL WRITERS OF ORIGINAL POEMS MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND
THE FESTIVAL TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE CASH PRIZE.