2023 Poetry Contest Information:

Reading Period: Nov. 1st – Dec. 31st, 2022.

                             Judge: Alexandria Peary –                                Poet Laureate of New Hampshire

Alexandria is the author of nine books, recently, Prolific Moment:          Theory and Practice of Mindfulness for Writing and Battle of Silicon Valley at Daybreak. The recipient of a 2020 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship and the Iowa Poetry Prize, her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in New American Writing, Southern Humanities Review, Gettysburg Review, Yale Review, Barrow Street, New England Review, Denver Quarterly and North American Review. Specializing in mindful writing, she has given a webcast for NaNoWriMo in 2021 and Tedx talk, “How Mindfulness Can Transform the Way You Write” (available on YouTube). She is the architect and host of the popular webinar on mindful writing for the National Council of Teachers of English. Information is available at…
 Follow her on Twitter @NHPoetLaureate and @WriteMindfully.



                     Grand Prize: $1,000.00   

                                                                                                                      Second prize:  $500.00 

                                                                                                                             Third prize: $250.00 

              Seven finalists will each receive $50 honorarium.                       
               Poets will receive their awards from Crosswinds by                                      April 15th following the poetry contest deadline.
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