2015 String Poet Prize
First Prize: $1000
and Commission of Original Music inspired by the winning poem
Final Judge: Bruce Guernsey
Composer: Steven R. Gerber
May 22, 2015
Entry Fee: $15,
include up to 5 poems
Each year, the String Poet Prize offers a thrilling, unique experience for the winning poet: to hear original music inspired by their winning poem — written by a professional composer, and debuted and recorded at the String Poet Awards Ceremony, along with a $1000 honorarium.
Read the guidelines and enter now!
Now accepting submissions on-line and by post.
See the String Poet web site for full guidelines.
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