Building community and culture through poetry


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The next meeting of Poetry in Progress group

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Our group can use a little boost. As our motto says: "Building Community andn Culture through Poetry." We want to reach and to respond to our community and we need your help to know how best to do that. Please click here to see a mail-in anonymous survey.

Poetry Contests
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Reader's Digest Poetry Contest

  • Contest is from November 11, 2014 to January 30, 2015
  • 15 lines or fewer
  • One grand-prize winner receives $500 and be published in the June issue of Reader's Digest
  • Additional winners receive $100
  • For details and to enter, please see

RhymeZone Poetry Prize

This year's theme: "Understanding"

RhymeZone will make unconditional grants totalling $5,000 to 10 authors of thought-provoking poetry in the United States or Canada.

The submission deadline is Sunday, February 1, 2015 and winners will be announced on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

To enter, compose an original poem related to theme of "Understanding" and share it with the RhymeZone community by posting it to the RhymeZone 2014-2015 Poetry Prize Entries section of the RhymeZone Forum.

Poems will be judged on the basis of how thought-provoking, well-crafted, and original they are. All entries must be original poems that have not won any award previously. Ten winners will be selected from the bunch by the beginning of March 2015, with each winner awarded $500 USD.

Why a poetry prize? It's our way of saying thank you to the poetry community which has been so supportive of RhymeZone over the years — and also a way to encourage the writing of more great verse. And we also just think it will be fun.

See detailed rules and guidelines

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A Holiday Gift from us to you - click here

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Buy our book, Poetry in Progress, a collection of poems written by our members,
published in 2014.


Other publications by our individual poets
We now have a new webpage devoted entirely to displaying information about
the books published by the poets of the Poetry in Progress group.
Please check it out.
There are also links to websites where
each book can be purchased

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