April is National Poetry Month and NubianPoets.com is proud to have Latorial Faison who has been featured along with Iyanla Vazant, Danny Glover, and Dr. Cornel West in the 2003 NAACP Image Award winning book Keeping the Faith: Stories of Love, Courage, Healing, and Hope from the Black community as this year’s contest judge.
Latorial holds a graduate degree in English from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, and has authored several books, which includes: 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History, Mother to Son, Secrets of My Soul, and many more.
1st Place – $250
2nd Place – $100
3rd Place – $75
And, 5 honorable mentioned awards
Anyone can enter the contest by submitting an original (non-published) poem 30 lines or fewer with a maximum of 60 characters per line, in any style. “Black Love” is the contest theme. There is $3 entry fee for this contest; each contestant is allowed to submit only one poem. Poems must be submitted by U.S. mail and must include your legal/real name and address on each page of your entry.
An official entry form can also be obtained by logging on to www.NubianPoets.com. NubianPoets.com reserves the right to feature the winning poems on their web site. (Each contestant retains all rights to their poems, but is encouraged to keep copies, as none will be returned.)
All entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2018. All winners will be notified no later than June 9, 2018, at which time all prizes will be mailed.
Alphonza Graham Jr.