The 2017 Dangerously Poetic Byron Writers Festival Poetry Prize

Win a 3 day ticket to the Byron Writers Festival and $500!

Closing date 10 May 2017

In this “post-truth” era, language lovers are called on to examine the concept of truth and of lies. Emily Dickinson’s famous poem says, Tell all the truth, but tell it slant. What do you say?

Dangerously Poetic Press and the Byron Writers Festival are co-sponsoring a national poetry prize to be awarded at the 2017 Byron Writers Festival on Saturday, 5/8/ 2017(at an off-site venue–Lone Goat Gallery.) Poets are invited to write up to 40 lines on the theme Truth and Lies.

First Prize: $500, 3 day pass to the 2017 Byron Writers Festival, publication in the northerly magazine and the DPP website, and publication in Dangerously Poetic’s upcoming anthology (projected launch date 5/2018), a free copy of the anthology and an opportunity to read the poem at an offsite Festival event.

Second Prize: $ 100, 1 day pass (Sunday) to 2017 Byron Writers Festival, publication in the northerly and in Dangerously Poetic’s upcoming anthology (projected launch date 5/2018), a free copy of the anthology and an opportunity to read the poem at an offsite Festival event.

Download the entry form on www.dangerouslypoetic.com homepage. Entry Fee: $15 first poem; $5 for each additional. You can pay with PayPal and enter online.

The judge will be Heather Taylor Johnson. She is the author of four books of poetry; Meanwhile, the Oak is her latest. Heather is the editor of Shaping the Fractured Self: Poetry of Chronic Illness and Pain, was the poetry co-editor of Wet Ink Magazine for its six-year stint, and is currently the poetry editor of the academic journal Transnational Literature. 

 

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