6 January 2009

Open to adult (over 18) poets residing in Ohio. Entries of up to three poems must be postmarked (no email) between Jan. 2 and Feb. 27, 2009. Competition winners receive cash prizes of $125, $100 and $75. The top eight finalists will have the opportunity to read their poems (or have them read) at an awards ceremony during the New Words 2009 Poetry Reading on Sunday, April 19. Northeast Ohio poet Lynn Powell, author of The Zones of Paradise and Old & New Testaments, will judge. For more information on the New Words 2009 Poetry Contest and Reading, visit www.AkronArtMuseum.org or call 330-376-9186 x241.

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