Friday, April 09, 2010

Kevin Connolly to judge the Ekphrastic Poem Contest

Just a reminder: April 14th is the deadline and the fabulous Kevin Connolly will have the final say.
Do you think ekphrasis is dead? Are you tired of noodly, sentimental poems describing representational art? What are we doing when we are writing poems about art? What makes for a remarkable ekphrastic poem? How far can we take our description? Where is the self in an abstract ekphrastic poem? Following up on, After Ekphrasis, my post on Harriet, and to kick off April on LH, I'm looking for the best ekphrastic poem I can find. The best one to land in the handy conceptualfiction (care of) gmail account by April 14th will be published here on LH as well as receive a copy of Unleashed. Please use the subject line ekphrasis since there will be a few other contests this month. Stay tuned.
Stay tuned indeed. Two more contests to come. Lemon Hound correspondent Helen Hajnoczky will choose the best visual poem. Helen's first book will be out with Snare Books this year. You can see some of her visual poetry in the New Feminisms Issue of Matrix. My fabulous freshman poetry student, Emma Healey, winner of this year's Irving Layton Award for poetry, will select the best prose poem. Find out more about Emma over at the National Post Book Blog. Go Emma.

Prose Poem Submission deadline April 21st
Winner will be published here on Lemon Hound and receive poetry titles from Coach House and Les Figues Press out of Los Angeles
Please put Prose Poem in the subject heading and paste into the body of an email to conceptual fiction care of gmail

Visual Poem Submission deadline April 28th
Winner will be published here on Lemon Hound and receive last year's catalog of Snare Books
Please put Prose Poem in the subject heading and paste (or attach) to the body of an email to conceptual fiction care of gmail

Good luck.

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