Nostrovia! Poetry hosts a Monthly Poem Contest that features some wonderful poetry. The month of February’s winner was Wendy McCutchen. The month of March, though, brought new faces, new poetry, and invigorating writers that made making a short list for the contest near impossible.
The ‘short list’ ended up being a ‘long list’ that I racked my brains against trying to decide who the winner was. Tim Brennan was the poet who struck me with a folk-tuned poem, and took the victory cake by a slight margin.
You can read his poem Listening To Bob Dylan (1971) where it’s featured on the Poet of the Month page at Nostrovia! Poetry. His poem is a wonderful piece of literature that deserves to be read by the poetry-loving audiences of the internet, be shared around, and a topic of casual conversation among you bloggers out there.
His poem will also be featured through The Virus Is Silence’s Poetry To The Streets project, a project that centers upon bringing poetry to cities and towns across the United States. The poetry will be delivered on the streets through envelopes containing a poem and a letter from Nostrovia! Poetry. You can submit to have your poem distributed, or get involved, by reading the submission guidelines.
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Okay, I got off track from the Monthly Contest. Getting back on the right rails… now;
The winner, as I said, can be read at the contest’s Poet of the Month page. 2nd place was won by Anjumon Sahin for her poem Letters To A School Girl, and 3rd place was won by Carol W. Bachofner for Calling.
National Poetry Month is here, and that means for April’s contest, I want to see your best. Better than your best. I want you poets and writers to push your limits, and bring something new to the table that cracks the skull of what poetry is, and has been. Read the submission guidelines here, and let’s see what you guys can do.
-Jeremiah Walton, Nostrovia! Poetry