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Friday, September 5, 2008

Borders Open-Door Poetry Contest & Poetry Readings Video Series

Borders is hosting its 2nd annual open-door poetry contest judged by poet Billy Collins.

Entries can be in print or video. Note that in some places it says the cut-off date is July 2008, but the main page says September 30 is actually the deadline for the second contest. Ten winning poems (5 adult and 5 teen) will be featured on Border's website, with two of these selected as overall winners.

Submit your poem or a link to your video poem on their website.

Border's open-door poetry video series has poets reading and discussing poetry. Jorie Graham has some great advice on writing poetry, and I recommend the Episode Six performance, Kim Addonizio's "What Do Women Want" for a quick shot of inspiration. Here's to the red dress.

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