The Worcester County Poetry Association is now accepting submissions to its annual poetry contest. BEI Emeritus Fellow, Regie Gibson, will select three winners to receive cash prizes and the winning poem will be published in the next edition of The Worcester Review, the WCPA’s nationally recognized journal. The talented chosen writers will read their winning entries at the Winners’ Ceremony and Reading this Fall where Regie Gibson will also read his work and meet the poets.
The contest is open to anyone who lives, works or studies in Worcester County as well as current members of the WCPA. There is no entry fee for WCPA members. Additional rules can be found online at http://worcestercountypoetry.org. Entrees can be made online through the website or by mailing submissions to WCPA Poetry Contest, PO Box 804, Worcester, MA, 01613.
The contest, which was established in 1973, was renamed the Frank O’Hara Prize in 2009 and continues to be generously supported as a tribute to the late poet Frank O’Hara by his brother, Phil, and Phil’s wife, Pat O’Hara.