English poetry has been in existence for at least 1,400 years. This tradition continues alive and well at The Society of Classical Poets like nowhere else… The Society’s mission is to
English poetry has been in existence for at least 1,400 years. This tradition continues alive and well at The Society of Classical Poets like nowhere else…
The Society’s mission is to preserve humankind’s artistic traditions; to reestablish poetry as one of the most widely appreciated forms of literature, communication, and entertainment; to increase appreciation of centuries of rhyming or metered poetry; to support poets who apply classical techniques in modern poetry through publication and performance opportunities and awards; and to advance language arts in education and culture.
“Poetry … is a more philosophical and a higher thing than history: for poetry tends to express the universal, history the particular.”
You may submit 1-3 poems on any topic.
Anyone from any country of any background can participate. If you are outside the United States, you would need to have a PayPal account to receive the prize money should you win First Place.
The poem should be written in 2020. They may be previously published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted.
Poems must contain meter (beginners and students may simply count syllables). Rhyme and other traditional techniques are encouraged as well, but not required.
Past First Place winners and the Society’s executive staff are prohibited from participating.