CSU–Pueblo announces annual women’s poetry competition


In celebration of Women’s History Month, the English Department and the Women’s Studies program at Colorado State University - Pueblo announce the 15th annual contest for Southern Colorado’s women poets.

Up to three poems of any length or type may be entered by each individual. The back of each entry (poem) should include the following information: author’s name, phone number, address, e-mail (if applicable), and the division being entered (middle school, high school, college, or community-at-large). All entries will be considered for publication in a future volume of the Southern Colorado Women's Poetry Series.

Cash prizes of $25 (1st), $15 (2nd), and $10 (3rd) will be awarded in each division. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2008. Mail or deliver entries to: Margaret Barber, c/o Dept. of English, Psychology 162, CSU-Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001.

Winners in each division will be announced at the Evening of Women's Poetry at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 17, in the Occhiato University Center Hearthwell Lounge. A panel, including Kim McKee, four-time winner of international Celtic songwriting competitions, will judge the contests. McKee will perform with Ken Willson at the March 17 event, sponsored by the CSU-Pueblo Women's Studies Program. The annual women's poetry contests and Evening of Women's Poetry are sponsored by the Women's Studies Program in celebration of Women's History Month.

For additional information, contact Margaret Barber, (719) 549-2651 or margaret.barber@colostate-pueblo.edu

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