fri31marAll Day'FORM AND FORM-BREAKING' POETRY CONTESTCategoryPoetryEntry Fee:$15 Max word count:No limit Top Prize:$500 and publication

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Show us your poems that hold up the perfect iambic pentameter of a Shakespearean sonnet or crash it on the rocks of free verse. Show us a villanelle with textbook patterning or show us the villanelle who just crashed her car. Whatever the form, we want to see your poems that use form consciously, whether that’s to execute them to perfection or execute their expectations. The one requirement is that your work engages with a form of poetry; whether it gets married to that form or breaks up at the last couplet is up to you.

Some examples of poetic form: Sonnet, Villanelle, Haiku, Haibun, Ghazal, Acrostic, Pantoum, Prose Poem, Golden Shovel, Elegy, Rondel, Sestina, and many more.

Cleaver Magazine publishes work by writers and artists at all stages of their careers. Theyare especially committed to celebrating work by emerging writers and artists alongside established practitioners.

Winners will be published in Cleaver’s Fall Issue, September 2023. Finalists may also be offered publication.

Judged by Diane Seuss.

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