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poetrycontestbanner600.img_assist_custom Calling all poets: it's time to tweet all about it! The New York Public Library is holding its first-ever National Poetry Contest on Twitter from March 1 - March 10, in celebration of National Poetry Month. The NYPL is encouraging all Twitter users 13-and-older to register for the contest and post at least three poems on Twitter using the @NYPL handle. "The poems can cover any topic of the entrant’s choice, but at least one of the three poems needs to be about libraries, books, reading, or New York City." Once the contest has closed, a panel of judges including Brett Fletcher Lauer, Jennifer Benka, Karen Gisonny, and Steven G. Fullwood will select ten winners based on "originality, creativity, and artistic quality." Winners will find their poems published on NYPL's social media channels during National Poetry Month in April, and will receive a free set of books including The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010! Click here to learn more about contest rules, and here to register for the NYPL National Poetry Contest. Good luck and happy tweeting!
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