About

From 1952 to 2013, The Poetry Council of North Carolina was a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer nonprofit organization that conducted annual poetry contests (August-November), published the winning poems in a contest anthology entitled Bay Leaves, and hosted Poetry Day each spring so that the poets who submitted a winning poem could read their work and receive their award. Because the Council had no paid membership, they charged a small entry fee for adult entries by contest category. The student contests were supported by donations, and did not have an entry fee as a means to facilitate the ability of school administrators and teachers to encourage students to enter one of the grade-appropriate contests. Questions about the Poetry Council may be directed by e-mail to edcockrell@hotmail.com.

Contest Categories were as follows:

OSCAR ARNOLD YOUNG (book contest)

CHARLES SHULL (traditional poetry)

JAMES LARKIN PEARSON (free verse)

ELLEN T. JOHNSTON-HALE (light verse)

GLADYS OWINGS HUGHES HERITAGE  (free verse)

CHARLOTTE YOUNG (elementary school students)

CAROL BESSENT HAYMAN (middle school students)

SAM RAGAN NORTH CAROLINA CONNECTION (high school students)

PERFORMANCE POEM (poetry slam)

2 Responses to “About”

  1. Patricia Braynard Says:

    I would like to enter several poems I have written for your 2010 contest. Please let me know how to submit them.

    Thank you,
    Patricia Braynard
    828-205-0836
    trish_b@charter.net

    • wildgoosepoetryreview Says:

      Patricia,
      I have emailed you the Contest Guidelines, which are also available on this site by clicking on the page labeled “Contest Guidelines”

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