Diman Poetry Contest 2024

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    Calling all poets! Diman is holding a poetry celebration & contest for National Poetry Month - April.

    Steps:

    • Make a poem (see suggestions below)

    • Submit your poetry online

    • Deadline - April 30, 2024

    • Vote on the best poems in early May

      • Note: Poetry will be anonymous
    • Win awards!

    SOME types of poetry you might consider…

    • Free-form or rap - However long you want, in whatever form you want. Rhyme, or don’t! It’s your creation, man.

    • Blackout - See Mr. Byrnes in the library for black markers and books to tear pages out of (or print a page yourself and blackout that).

    • Book Spine - Make a poem out of the titles of books. See Mr. Byrnes for a camera to take a photo with.

    • Six-word - Just make a poem out of six words. Simple, but challenging … most of the poem exists off the page, in the mind of the reader.

    • Haiku - Three lines of poetry, with the first line having 5 syllables, the second having 7 syllables, the third having 5 syllables. 

    Submitting your poem

    Fill out this form to submit your poem.

    Students are encouraged to visit the library or their English teacher to talk about the contest.