WELCOME TO THE 2015 SAINT PAUL SIDEWALK POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: Friday October 16, 2015 at Midnight
Five poets will win $100 prizes and permanent honor in city sidewalks.
We want your short, original poems — elegant rhymes, playful limericks, bar napkin free verse, classroom haikus... The Department of Public Works and Public Art Saint Paul invite all Saint Paul residents to enter our sixth annual sidewalk poetry contest. With 5 new winners, we will expand our collection to nearly 50 poems and 700 installations across the city. There’s a poet in every one of us, so help pave our streets with poetry, and enter!
Here are two examples of previous contest winners:
POEM TEXT HERE
I reach for a name, a song, a tune
For more examples, visit: www.stpaul.gov/poetry
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Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk is a project by Marcus Young, City Artist, Public Art Saint Paul, in partnership with Saint Paul Public Works. The project is made possible in part by the City of Saint Paul’s Public Art Ordinance; The Saint Paul, F.R. Bigelow, Mardag, and McKnight Foundations; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; and by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.