North Carolina Poetry Society’s wonderful Student Contests Director, Arianna Del Palazzo, has been hard at work organizing the contests for students from grade 3 and up. The winning poems will published alongside our adult winners in the Pinesong awards anthology. The student poets will also be invited to read their work at Awards Day. Here […]
It’s that time! Our 12 judges have made their selections for the North Carolina Poetry Society Pinesong Awards for 2020. Many of them pointed out that the process was both challenging and rewarding given the high quality of the submissions. North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green wrote, “It is both delightful and inspiring to […]
The 2019 edition of Pinesong is heading to the Big Apple. Poets House, a national poetry library and literary center, has added the 55th Volume of the North Carolina Poetry Society’s awards anthology to its collection of over 70,000 poetry books. In addition to its inclusion in the collection, Pinesong 2019 will be on exhibit […]
Why should you enter a poetry contest? If you’re answer is “to win a prize,” you may be selling the experience short. Winning a prize is great but if you want to get the maximum benefit out of entering a contest, ask yourself how it can enhance your writing. Consider these five approaches: Finish new […]
Bloodroot Haiku Contest A haiku contest rooted in North Carolina deserves a name that is native to the state, as is the spring wild flower bloodroot, but also a name that evokes a bit of the exotic and the mysterious: who can say they have discovered bloodroot in their wanderings? Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is common […]
I am pleased to announce that we are accepting submissions to the Pinesong Awards for 2020 from now until January 12. Click https://www.ncpoetrysociety.org/adultcontests/ for full details or to submit your work. In honor of this, I’ll be posting three entries this weekend featuring the Poet Laureate Award. We’ll hear from the 2019 winner of the […]
In 1932 a small group of devotees met in Charlotte and formed the North Carolina Poetry Society. Since its beginning, the society has fostered the writing of poetry and contests, for adults and children, have been integral to that effort. 2020 will see the 56th volume of this anthology. Now the North Carolina Poetry Society’s […]
I describe how I came to be the contests director for the North Carolina Poetry Society.