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PoemTown Randolph seeks entries through February

RANDOLPH — PoemTown Randolph organizers are excited to announce a celebration of poetry in Randolph throughout the month of April, National Poetry Month, and are seeking submissions from Vermont poets as the centerpiece of the month-long event.

PoemTown Randolph 2015 presents public opportunity for Vermont poets to share their work. In response to last year’s successful inaugural event, organizers are again offering a Greater Randolph celebration of poetry. Posters of 100 selected poems will be displayed in the main windows and doors of businesses, churches, and organizations in Randolph throughout the month of April. Once again local businesses have enthusiastically embraced the idea of poetry displays in their venues.

Organizers are currently soliciting poetry submissions from poets of all ages residing anywhere in Vermont. Up to three poems, each of 24 lines or less, typed or handwritten, should be submitted by mail no later than Feb. 28 to Janet Watton, 1387 Davis Road, Randolph Center, VT 05061. For purposes of blind judging, the poet’s name, city/town of residence, email address, and phone number must be entered on the reverse side of the submitted poem page.

Poets are asked to not resubmit work that has been displayed in previous Poetry Alive!, PoemCity displays in Montpelier, or PoemTown Randolph, or that has previously appeared in print.

By sending work to PoemTown 2015, poets agree that PoemTown may use any poem in display, in promotional materials, and associated online, print and other media.

PoemTown organizers are planning special poetry events and poetry readings throughout April in several venues in town, culminating in a celebration at Chandler Music Hall. Further details will be announced later.

For more info, email Janet Watton at or call 802-728-9402.

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