Category Archives: Poem of the Month 2014

May Poem of the Month contest winner

For May, I asked York poets to write a poem about an animal. I learned that you all really love your pets. Of the 12 entries to last month’s contest, nearly all were odes or tributes to the dogs and … Continue reading

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June Poem of the Month contest

For June, the Poem of the Month prompt is: Write a political poem. Take up a cause, pick a battle and make some noise. Rather than advocating for a political party, consider the issues we face in the larger scheme of society. … Continue reading

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April Poem of the Month contest winner!

For April and National Poetry Month, the prompt was to write a poem about York, about where we live, work and play. So many of the poems submitted to these contests are distinctive in that you can feel and see … Continue reading

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May Poem of the Month contest

For May, the Poem of the Month prompt is: Write an animal poem. Your poem could be full of facts about a rare Amazonian bird or written from the point of view of a sea turtle, or it could be an ode … Continue reading

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March Poem of the Month contest winner!

Lucky me for getting to read the nine entries — all poems about luck in its various forms — to the March Poem of the Month contest. There were some creative interpretations of the theme this month, with poems cataloging … Continue reading

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April Poem of the Month contest

For April, the Poem of the Month prompt is a special one, because April is National Poetry Month. So, in addition to my read-a-poem-a-day challenge, my blogging in April will focus on poetry of place. Therefore, the contest prompt is: Write a poem … Continue reading

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Take 2: Another poem from February Poem of the Month contest

Here’s another poem from the February Poem of the Month contest entry pool that I really liked, by Springettsbury Township’s Carsyn Smith:

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February Poem of the Month contest winner!

I received 9 entries for the February contest. The prompt, inspired by Valentine’s Day, was to write a love letter poem — and wow, you can feel the love when you read the entries. I really enjoyed how all the … Continue reading

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March Poem of the Month contest

For March, the Poem of the Month prompt is: Write a poem about luck. Your poem could be about a time when you experienced either good or bad luck, or you could describe an object, prayer or mantra that has brought you … Continue reading

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January Poem of the Month contest winner!

The prompt for the month of January was to write a poem about a beginning, and I have to say, that if the 10 poems entered are any indication of what’s to come, 2014 is going to be a fantastic … Continue reading

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