Wednesday, November 19, 2008

High School Poetry Contest

Get busy, kids, and start your writing career early:

High school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to compete for the sixth-annual Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers presented by the Kenyon Review. Entries in the competition may be submitted through the month of November. The Kenyon Review will publish the poetry of the winner and two runners-up. The winner will receive a full scholarship to the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop in Gambier in the summer of 2009. The runners-up will each receive a partial scholarship to the workshop.

Visit for information on the poetry prize and to enter the contest. One unpublished poem may be submitted by each student.

The 2007 contest attracted 1,255 entries from around the world. The contest is judged by David Baker, the Kenyon Review poetry editor. The prize is named in honor of Patricia Grodd, whose support makes the prize possible.

Founded at Kenyon in 1939 by poet and critic John Crowe Ransom, the Kenyon Review is edited by David Lynn, professor of English. The Kenyon Review is an independent literary magazine with a mission to discover and publish exciting new voices alongside the most distinguished authors of our time. Writers appearing in the journal over the years have included Kenyon alumnus E.L. Doctorow '52, T.S. Eliot, Louise Erdrich, F. Scott Fitzgerald (!!), Alice Hoffman, Robert Lowell, Flannery O'Connor, and Thomas Pynchon.


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