Do you or someone you know have unpublished poems? Do you want to get your poetry out there? Check out this award! Submit up to three unpublished poems by February 11 at midnight and you could win $1,000. The winner will be published in the next issue of Obsidian. Winning poets will be featured during a public reading at James Madison University.
Perhaps you’ve already heard of the Furious Flower Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers. Taking their name from Gwendolyn Brooks’ “The Second Sermon on the Warpland” (1968), the Furious Flower Poetry Center was the nation’s first academic center for Black poetry. This year, the contest will be judged by Marilyn Nelson, author/translator of over twenty-four books.