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National Poetry Month Cento Contest – send your patchwork poems!

I’m excited to be one of the judges in the 2011 National Poetry Month Cento Contest! Here are the rules, courtesy of Danielle Pafunda, the organizer of the contest:

Announcing the 2011 National Poetry Month Cento Contest! Dreamed up and launched by Danielle Pafunda, while she has the keys to the Academy of American Poets Twitter feed, and with the gracious help of 36 poet judges.

This Thursday April 21st, I’ll Tweet under the generous umbrella of the Academy of American Poets at

All day long, I’ll Tweet lines of poetry from the Academy’s Poem-A-Day Archive. To enter the contest, assemble some of these lines into a cento, and by noon on April 23rd post your cento at the contest blog:

Our 36 poet judges join me to choose 3 winners, each of whom will receive a selection of the judges’ signed books. Absolutely anyone can enter.

The complete contest guidelines can be found here:

The list of judges can be found here:

Please forward this email to friends, colleagues, students, and anyone else you think might like to play along! Questions? Please post them at the blog:

Danielle Pafunda



Camille Martin