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Poetry Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education

invite you to the

Twenty-Third Annual High School Poetry Competition

Poetry Reading and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 PM Gather, 7:00 PM Poetry Reading, at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, 400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.  Please note this location. [map]

Festivities begin at 6:30 with art on display by the two county high school students whose art was selected for the anthology cover.  The reading begins at 7:00 PM.

The Reading

All high school students in Santa Cruz County were eligible to enter the annual poetry competition.  This year 370 poems were submitted and read by our three judges: Doren Robbins, Marjorie Simon and Len Anderson. The following cash prizes will be awarded:

First Prize: $100 cash
Second Prize: $50 cash
Third Prize: $25 cash.

In addition, five poems will receive Honorable Mention.  At the reading, a copy of the annual Anthology containing 50 poems selected by the judges will be given to each student whose poem appears in it, and will be available for purchase at $5.  All the students whose poems appear in the anthology are invited to read their selected poems.  Admission is free.  For more information, contact Len Anderson at 464-8983 or len@poetrysantacruz.org.

Poetry Santa Cruz congratulates not only the prize winners, honorable mentions and others included in the anthology, but all the students who wrote and submitted their poems, for entering into the process of engaging thought, feeling, language, image and sound in the making of poetry.  Learning is the big prize.

This project is presented by Poetry Santa Cruz and supported by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.

Poetry Santa Cruz has received funding from Arts Council Santa Cruz County and Poets & Writers, Inc.  Poetry Santa Cruz is also sponsored by Bookshop Santa Cruz, Darling House, KUSP, and Cabrillo College.  Membership premiums have been donated by Copper Canyon Press, Graywolf Press, the University of Pittsburgh Press, Robert Sward, Coffee House Press and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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