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.”
The poems by all three finalists will be published in Little Patuxent Review’s summer 2021 issue and celebrated in July at a public Library event. The winning poem may also be turned into a collectible broadside. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Check out our upcoming poetry events for adults:
Registration not required, but encouraged. Click here to register through Eventbrite. Join us for a night with Alanah Davis…May 25, 7 PM
Imagine your therapist writing a prescription for “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas or…June 9, 3 PM
Join award-winning mother and son duo Carole and Jeffery Boston Weatherford for a Juneteenth Jamboree! Following a reading…June 19, 1 PM
Celebrate the finalists in the 2021 Poetry Contest with the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Little Patuxent Review! The…July 21, 7 PM
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