Submissions sought for third annual Poems Around Town

BRATTLEBORO — Poets within a 50-mile radius of the Tri-State region around Brattleboro are invited to send no more than two poems to Write Action for the third annual Poems Around Town. Poems will be chosen to appear in downtown shop windows during April, National Poetry Month.

Here are the guidelines, according to Write Action:

— There is no theme. Poems should be recent (written within the past year, preferably).

— Poems must fit on a single page and be at least 14-point type, Times New Roman, or similarly legible font; 1.5 or double-spaced. The poet’s name and hometown should appear at the bottom of the poem. Students should put their school’s name beneath their own.

— Poems will be chosen based on number of venues available and quality as judged by our submission readers.

— Submissions must arrive to Write Action by Wednesday, March 1.

Poets should send poems as one attached document, again no more than one poem per page, in an email to [email protected], with “PAT ” and at least one of the poem titles on the subject line. The body of the email should include the entrant’s contact information and the titles of their submitted poems.

Write Action says it is planning to hold a Zoom reading with participating poets toward the end of April.

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