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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Split This Rock Poetry Contest

Genre(s): Poetry.

Welcome to the back pages of the Gilbert Wesley Purdy Online Bibliography. Rather than merely use a few pages for the Bibliography I have decided to begin posting calls for submissions again. I will be posting information about literary and arts competitions, as well. So you may want to subscribe to the Bibliography RSS (or Atom) in order to get the latest information. If you wish to have your own call for submissions or competition posted, contact me at A confirming link may be required in order to post your notice. I will include all notices the I have time to post.

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Publisher: None.
Publication: None.
Genre(s): Poetry.
Length: Three unpublished poems. No more than six pages total.
Award: $500, $300, $200 and publication on festival site.
Fee: $20.00.
Judge: Kyle G. Dargan.
Date Call Issued: November 16, 2007.
Deadline: Jamuary 15, 2008 postmark.
Publication Date: Not provided.

Contact: Sarah Browning, Coordinator, Split This Rock Poetry Festival, c/o Institute for Policy Studies1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036.

Comments: "Submit your poems of provocation and witness to a contest that will benefit the Split This Rock Festival. Prizes of $500, $300, and $200 will be awarded and the first place winner will be invited to read at the festival. The theme can be interpreted broadly, and may include, but is not limited to, work addressing politics, government, war, and leadership; issues of identity, including gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, body image, immigration and cultural heritage, etc.; poems on community, civic engagement, education, and activism; and poems about history, Americana, and cultural icons."

"Kyle G. Dargan’s second collection of poems, Bouquet of Hungers, has just been released by the University of Georgia Press. He is the managing editor of Callaloo and teaches in the creative writing MFA program at American University. His debut collection, The Listening, won the 2003 Cave Canem Prize, and he has received fellowships from the Bucknell Seminar, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and The Fine Arts Work Center."

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