The Enoch Pratt Free Library Poetry Contest is an annual event open to Maryland poets age 18 and older.
The 2021 Poetry Contest Winner
Congratulations to Steven Hollies, whose poem, "Body/language," won the 2021 Enoch Pratt Free Library Poetry Contest. This contest was judged by Little Patuxent Review.
Steven Hollies is a Rockville native living mostly inside his head, a 2019 graduate of Howard Community College, and a drop-out from many other times and places. He enjoys playing volleyball, guitar, hooky, jokes, games, with words, around, along, it cool, hard to get, with fire, and the fool.
Runners-up were Virginia Crawford, for "Death by Zoom," and Rosemary Hutzler, for “Walking with My Daughter, Age 4.”
Learn more about Little Patuxent Review’s summer 2021 issue, where the poems by all three finalists were published.
Watch a live recording of the virtual event "Celebrating the 2021 Poetry Contest Finalists with Little Patuxent Review", where Steven Hollies, Virginia Crawford, Rosemary Hutzler, LPR editor Chelesa Lemon Fetzer, and LPR contributor .chisaraokwu. read.
View a collectible broadside of “Body/language” by Steven Hollies.
There were 177 poems submitted to the 2021 Poetry Contest, representing 62 cities and towns and 18 jurisdictions (17 counties plus Baltimore City) in Maryland.
Thank you to everyone who entered the 2021 Poetry Contest!
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Check out our upcoming poetry events for adults:
Poets Sylvia Dianne “Ladi Di” Beverly, Patrick Washington, Diane Wilbon Parks, and Hiram Larew with Cliff…August 11, 7 PM
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