2021: Poet’s Year IN! Submit today – deadline is March 29

The COVID-19 Pandemic changed a lot in 2020. One of those areas most affected at Traverse Area District Library is the ability to conduct in-person programming, such as the annual Poets’ Night Out contest and in-person event. This has allowed us to think about our yearly celebration of poetry differently for 2021, with the hopes of returning to our usual PNO event in spring 2022.

For most of us, this past year has been a time for thought and reflection, we want to give the Traverse City Area community an opportunity to share poetry they’ve been writing during the year of COVID-19. We will be creating an online poetry chapbook accessible from the library’s web and social media pages, which we will display for the entirety of April 2021, which is recognized annually as National Poetry Month.

We are inviting each poet to submit ONE poem via this form. Deadline for submissions is March 29, 2021.