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PoemTown Randolph seeks submissions

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

PoemTown Randolph 2016 presents a public opportunity for Vermont poets to share their work. Throughout the month of April, posters of 100 selected poems will be displayed in the main windows and doors of businesses, churches, and organizations in Randolph. Past PoemTown displays and events have received strong support from local businesses and organizations, and similar enthusiasm is anticipated for the 2016 celebration.

Organizers are currently soliciting poetry submissions from poets of all ages residing anywhere in Vermont.  No more than three poems, each of 24 lines or less, typed or handwritten, should be submitted by mail no later than Feb. 1 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.

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.

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