When I looked at my phone this morning, I saw the above notification from The Economist on my screen and thought, that could be an interesting prompt. But I wasn’t just interested in writing a poem based on the headline; I wanted to see what other people would write as well. So I’m throwing a quick weekend poetry contest!
All you need to do is write a poem using “the irresistible rise of K-pop, the NBA finals and how ants avoid drowning” in the title and/or the stanzas themselves. Email me your piece by Monday, October 12th at 11:59 pm CST. Send your poem to firstname.lastname@example.org with a relevant subject line.
Since all contests deserve prizes, I’ll send the winner a $25 gift certificate to the independent bookstore of their choice.
I’m excited to see how this goes. I might make it a monthly thing!