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May 11, 2012

Flatwoods Poetry Society contest upcoming

ASHLAND — The Flatwoods Poetry Society is accepting entries for its 2012 Annual Contest.

There are several categories with specific requirements:

Grand Prix: any style or subject; no line limit. Entry fee is $5.

Poem about Mother: any style; 24-line limit.

Flowers: any style; 24-line limit.

Haiku: three-line poem about the seasons, syllable count, 5-7-5.

Triolet: eight lines — ABaAabAB (first line repeats at the fourth and seventh lines and the second line as the eighth.

Rondeau: 13 lines of eight syllables plus two refrains (aabba aabr aabbar, r being the refrain).

Personification: any style, 24-line limit.

Limerick: humous, rhyming poem, five lines with the first, second and fifth, usually rhyming with another, having three feet of three syllables each; the shorter third and fourth lines also rhyming with each other.

Rivers: any style; line limit.

Mountain ballad: narrative, consisting of several stanzas of rhyming verse in iambic pentameter, usually the second and fourth lines rhyme.

Cinquain: five-line poem, syllable count 2-4-6-8-2.

Appalachian poem: any style, line limit 32.

In memory of: any style, line limit 24.

Love poem: any style, line limit 24.

Patriotic: any style, line limit 24.

Poem by a student: grades 3 and 4.

Poem by a student: grades 5 and six.

Poem by a student: grades 7 through nine.

Poem by a student: grades 10 through 12.

Deadline for entry is Aug. 15.

Poems must be the original work of the poet. Poems that have won a cash prize in any prior Flatwoods contest or have been published are not eligible.

Entries must be type written or computer generated and double spaced.

Each poem should contain contest number and category in the left-hand corner with no identification.

On a separate sheet of paper, place author’s name and address in right-hand corner and list all poems, entries, poem numbers, category, title of poem and first line of poem.

Mail entries and entry fee for grand prix (payable to Anita Griffith) to 161 McKnight St., Ashland, KY 41102.

The grand prix pays 60 percent of entries to first place and 40 percent to second place.

Awards will be presented at a banquet at 6 p.m. Oct. 30. The location of the event is yet to be determined.

The poetry group was founded in 1968 as The Tri-State Writers Club. Yearly dues are $10 and monthly meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at the Flatwoods branch of the Greenup Count Public Library.

LEE WARD can be reached at lward@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2661.

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