Poetry submissions sought for 4th annual PoemVillage

PoemVillage, in which poems by local people are posted in storefront windows, is seen in April 2018 in downtown Saranac Lake. It is put on by the Adirondack Center for Writing. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

SARANAC LAKE – The community will come together to celebrate poetry for the fourth year, and the Adirondack Center for Writing wants your poems.

Love poems from your 12-year-old self. Odes to your favorite snack. Haikus about your mom. Whatever it is, PoemVillage wants your work.

Every submitted poem will be printed on posters to hang in the windows of downtown Saranac Lake from late April to mid-May, creating a corridor of poetry throughout the town.

People can submit three original poems, 24 lines or less, for free.

To send your poems, visit adirondackcenterforwriting.org/submit-to-poemvillage.

The deadline to submit poems is March 22.

Submission guidelines:

-All submissions will be accepted, and there are no judges of the poems submitted.

-All work must be an original work from the submitting individual.

-Submissions are capped at a total of 350

-Limit 1-3 submissions per person. Must be 24 lines or less to fit on the poster.

-New year, new poems, please refrain from submitting a poem already printed in PoemVillage.

The Adirondack Center for Writing welcomes classes and teachers located in the region to submit poems from classwork as well. Individual students are encouraged to submit poetry on their own.

PoemVillage welcomes every community member to visit downtown Saranac Lake from April 26 to May 12 to read poems from locals and visitors. All are invited to hunt for pocket poems all over town, to share their original writing and listen at the Beat & Verse Open Mic, and to read poems with new friends and neighbors during the PoemVillage Pub Crawl.

For a full schedule, visit adirondackcenterforwriting.org.

PoemVillage is presented by the Adirondack Center for Writing with special thanks to gold sponsor Spencer Boatworks; silver sponsors Adirondack Health and Geomatics Land Surveying, and Planned Parenthood of North Country.

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