MN Poetry: Have you got a poem in you?


More importantly, do you have a short poem?

This year’s sidewalk poetry contest is about to get underway in St. Paul, and the city is looking for haiku, limericks and other short verse to imprint into city sidewalks.

I mean face it, isn’t this the kind of publishing a poet really wants? To be virtually written in stone?

The contest is open to submissions March 15 through April 17, and there’s a workshop for people interested in learning more on April 9. Five poems will be selected, and each poet will be awarded $150, as well as literary immortality (well, at least as long as the sidewalk lasts). Find out all the details here.