"This is where" poetry contest
Picture a place in South Florida that means something to you. It could be where you drank your first cafecito, where you learned how to drive, or where you got some life-changing news - the more specific the better. Take a picture of it in your head. Can you see it? Good. Now write a short poem about that place that includes the phrase “this is where” for National Poetry Month.
Write your poem in the form below. You can also post the poem, along with photos associated with the place in your poem, on Instagram and Twitter tagged with #ThisIsWhere. And we’ll share some of them. Your poem should be set anywhere between the Palm Beaches and the Keys. These are meant to be read out loud, start to finish, in about 30 seconds.
Our team will pick 10 poems to be posted each Friday in April at WLRN.org. A panel of published poets will pick the finalists from that group. Five winners from that group will be announced at 7 p.m. on April 30 at Miami Club Rum. Four will be chosen by the judges, and one will be awarded a “People’s Choice” award. The poems will be published in the Miami Herald and on WLRN. The deadline to submit is April 21, 2014 at 6 p.m. ET.
Update: The poetry contest is over. Contest winners will be announced at a poetry reading at Miami Club Rum in Wynwood on April 30 at 7 p.m.
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