Adirondack Center for Writing brings back PoemVillage

SARANAC LAKE – In April 2016, the Adirondack Center for Writing set out to welcome poems from locals to celebrate the creativity and talent of the Tri-Lakes community for National Poetry Month.

Organizers were blown away to have been sent over 400 poems, and see the storefronts of downtown Saranac Lake come to life with them.

Now, the center is calling for submissions to its second annual PoemVillage event.

ACW welcomes all forms of poetry from anyone living part time or full time in the Tri-Lakes region of Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Lake Placid.

All submissions of poetry from community members, elementary kids to seniors, will be displayed in the windows of partnering businesses in downtown Saranac Lake.

This year PoemVillage will boast an even fuller schedule of events throughout the month, including local poets readings performances, PoemVillage Pub Crawl, and more.

Poetry submissions

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. Limit one to three submissions per person.

New year, new poems. People are asked to refrain from submitting a poem already printed in PoemVillage. The Adirondack Center for Writing welcomes classes and teachers located in the Tri-Lakes to submit poems from classwork as well. Individual students are encouraged to submit poetry on their own.

Submission guidelines

1. Deadline: Monday, March 14, 2017

2. People may submit one to three poems by copy and pasting them into the form on the website at

3. Each poem must not exceed 24 lines. Poems longer than 24 lines will not be accepted or displayed.

4. Ensure that you have the rights to offer the poem for publication. This poem must be your own work.