Friday, April 24, 2009

Ad Astra Poetry Contest #7, Kansas Gardens

The next Ad Astra Poetry Contest theme is Kansas Gardens. For some of us these are yearly tomato patches; for some, gardens of Eden; and for others these are oases of ornament. Deadline: Monday April 27, 2009, midnight.

I appreciate the good efforts of so many who send in their works. We are nearing the end of the month, and we have built a good body of work about Kansas life.

Contest rules:
The goal is to write a poem (or poems) based this theme and e-mail to kansaspoetry@gmail. Please paste your poem into an email and also, if possible, attach a document file in WORD or Rich Text Format (RTF). Further details and examples of my own Kansas poems are on the Kansas Arts Commission website:

Each contest winner will receive a free book of poetry and/or Ad Astra broadsides. The winning poems will be posted on my blog, and on The Kansas Poet Laureate is the sole judge and reserves the right to choose based on her own aesthetic taste. Shorter poems (under 25 lines) are easier to post on the web.