Are you a poet?
Do you write poetry, secretly call yourself a poet, but refuse to do so out-loud because you think only people who’ve been published have the right to the title? Are astronomers the only ones able to look up and wonder about the universe? Are doctors the only people qualified to diagnose a cold?
Well, that’s not much of a case, we realize, but we want to read your poetry regardless. Why? Because at some point you were compelled to set pen to paper and such moments are divine.
Every single one of you will receive a response. The winner’s poem will be posted on this blog, along with others’ if they’re so good we can’t help ourselves. The winner will receive a basket filled to the brim with the best books our Poetry Section has to offer, along with a POAB Gift Card to be used any way you fancy. We will either arrange to have it delivered to you if you live far away, or invite you in for a cup of tea, a tour of all 5 square feet of the bookstore and present you with your prize in person.
One poem per person, please. Send it to mail(at)portraitofabookstore(dot)com, with “Poetry Contest” in the subject line. No length, style or content restrictions.
Deadline: April 30, 2010 at Midnight
Hurry, we don’t have much time!