We are happy to announce our first ETA Creative Project for 2021! We are looking for poetic participants aged 16-19 to submit a collection of one to three poems on the theme of “Poetry for Our Times.” How you interpret this theme is as wide open as your imagination and creativity will take you, though we will leave a few suggestions here to help get you started.
Please send us a minimum of ONE and a maximum of THREE of your best poems on this theme (in pdf file format please). The type of poem (free verse, sonnet, limerick, haiku, etc.) is entirely up to you! However, we ask that you do not submit a poem that is longer than two pages in length.
The submission form for your poetry can be found at the bottom of this page under “Upload Your Poem.” PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ATTACHED YOUR POEM(S) BEFORE SUBMITTING! If you have any questions regarding this project or others, please contact our Creative Projects Coordinator, Willow Schroeder, at email@example.com .
A first, second and third place winner will be chosen in the first two weeks of July 2021. ALL participants will receive an email with an invitation to our “Poetry for Our Times” webinar, where we will announce the winners, have them read their poems aloud, and finally hear exciting talks from some published poets and/or university professors. These special guests will be announced closer to the date of the webinar. Stay tuned!