Then, the murder of George Floyd surprised our nation and triggered prevalent social unrest, a desperate cry for justice. The election plunged the country into such dissentious acrimony, fueled in part by the media, that we are seriously concerned about the future of our democracy.
The contest is open to all poets writing in English.
There is no entry fee,.
It is a worldwide contest
In 2020 truth hit us hard. Truth is still hitting. Span of a vaccine, of the end of racism, of political modification or … of something else, more extreme. It is this span that presses us towards the future, firing up the desire to continue to walk.
The organizers of the New York Encounter yearly poetry contest means for you to use this as a guide while composing.
When Reality Hits.
What happened in 2020 undoubtedly altered and is still altering us. Can this change be a turning point in the journey of life?
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A money prizes of $300, $200 and $100 will be awarded to 1st 2nd and 3rd place winners who will be invited to read their poems in an online forum on January 13, 2021
The winning poems will be published on the New York Encounter site after the reading. The visitor judge is poet, author and teacher Angela Alaimo ODonnell
Send out no greater than 3 unpublished poems, maximum 40 lines each, IN THE BODY OF AN EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When Reality Hits (description below), the poems MUST be related to the theme.
Type “2021 SUBMISSION” and your NAME in the subject line of your email.
In the body of your email, above your poems, include your complete name, address, e-mail address, and a short bio.
Submission due date: December 19, 2020
Eligibility for the New York Encounter poetry contest 2021.
What occurred in 2020 indeed altered and is still altering us.
Reality is still hitting. Span of a vaccine, of the end of racism, of political change or … of something else, more radical. It is this span that presses us towards the future, firing up the desire to continue to stroll.
New York City Encounter is sponsoring its 5th annual poetry contest to commemorate its 2021 style: When Reality Hits.
We wish to progress. But we do not want our experience of these events to be muddled by ideological analyses. We do not wish to squander the sorrow we have suffered and the lessons we have actually found out, as if they had actually been in vain.
In 2020 truth hit us hard. Initially, the pandemic overturned our daily routines, threatened our health and financial security, and eliminated incomes and lives. It filled our days with unpredictability and pain, often leaving us feeling helpless and scared.