April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, the Public Libraries of Saginaw is welcoming you to submit to our Poetry Contest! Whether you write in rhyme, converse in couplets, scrawl in sonnets or frolic with free verse, we want to see  your best work!

Teens (ages 13-17) and Adults (18+) can submit their work to https://saginawlibrary.librariesshare.com/saginawpoetry between April 1-30. Winners will be selected by judges Colleen Alles and Maureen Hart from the Friends of Roethke.

  • Poetry submissions will only be accepted online.ONE POEM PER PERSON may be submitted in this contest.
  • Poems may be any subject matter but should avoid swearing or language that incites violence.
  • Your poem must be no more than one page in length.
  • Poems must be original and not previously published (self-published is acceptable). 
  • Authors retain copyright to their work.