A $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in a free contest sponsored by the Celestial Arts Society of Medford, Ore.
In all, there are 60 prizes totaling $5,000 to poets.
Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by Contest Director Dr. James Cameron.
"I encourage poets to send in the poem they're most proud of," he said. "I know this contest will produce exciting discoveries."
Entries must be received by July 31, and may be submitted by mail to: Free Poetry Contest, PO Box 761, Medford, Oregon 97501. You can also enter online at www.freecontest.com.
Those sending entries should include their name and address on the same page as the poem. A winners' list will be sent to all entrants.