Two Review 2009 POETRY CONTEST

8 June 2009


1ST PRIZE: $100 2ND PRIZE: $50 3RD PRIZE: $25

Prizes include publication in the 2010 issue of Two Review. All submissions considered for publication.

Sholeh Wolpé is a poet, visual artist and playwright. She is the author of Sin – Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad (University of Arkansas Press), The Scar Saloon (Red Hen Press), Rooftops of Tehran (Red Hen Press), Shame (a play in three acts), and has a Poetry CD featuring poems read by the author and set to traditional Persian music (Refuge Studios). She is the associate editor of The Norton Anthology of Modern Literature from the Muslim World (Norton, 2010), the editor of The Atlanta Review – Iran Issue (2010), and her poems, translations, essays and reviews have appeared in scores of literary journals, periodicals and anthologies worldwide, and have been translated into several languages. Wolpé was born in Iran but spent most of her teen years in the Caribbean and Europe, ending up in the U.S. where she pursued Masters degrees in Radio-TV-Film (Northwestern University) and Public Health (Johns Hopkins University). She lives in Los Angeles. Learn more about Wolpé by visiting

Submission Guidelines: Send up to five (5) unpublished poems, bio-sketch, SASE, email address, and a $10.00 check made out to Cold Press Publishing to: Two Review Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 200639, Anchorage, Alaska 99520.

Deadline: July 31, 2009.

Two Review is a journal of international poetry and creative nonfiction published annually. Traditional and modern forms, lyrical and narrative approaches, and conventional or experimental styles are all welcome. All subject matter is considered as long as the attention to craft is high and the language is grammatically strong, syntactically unique, and illuminates in some way the human experience. Writing about the modern world, its inhabitants, and the events that shape them, from the personal day-to-day experiences of work and family life to worldwide events that affect us all, is preferred. During the course of 2008 the editors reviewed 7,000+ submissions from more than 1,000 poets and writers. The 2009 issue represents the work of poets and writers from 21 U.S. states and 6 countries.

Two Review is featured at select independent booksellers across the U.S. Copies are also submitted to non-lending libraries at national poetry centers including The University of Arizona Poetry Center, Richard Hugo House in Seattle, The Poetry Center of Chicago, The Stadler Center for Poetry in Pennsylvania, and Poets House in New York City.

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