Entries are now being accepted for regional winners in the 19th annual National Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition for American poets age 50 and older.
Deadline is June 30.
Winning poems of state senior poets laureate will be named in July, following which they advance to final rounds of competition from which the winner of the 2011 National Senior Poet Laureate (500) and runner up ($100) awards will be announced Sept. 1.
The 2010 North Carolina Senior Poet Laureate Award was won by neuropsychologist Edward C. Robson, 59, of Winston-Salem, whose poem “The Sail” is his first poetry publication.
His winning poem appears on http://amykitchenerfdn.org/2010_spl/no_carol_10.html Winner of the 2010 National Senior Laureate Award was Regina Murray Brault of Burlington, Vt.
All 2010 winners can be seen in the 2010 Golden Words Anthology, along with details about the 2011 Senior Poets Laureate Competition, at the sponsor’s website: www.amykitchenerfdn.org.