Calling All PoetsGAMBIER, Ohio (November 7, 2005) The Kenyon Review, one of the nation's best-known and most honored literary magazines, is accepting submissions for the Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers. High school sophomores and juniors are invited to participate.
This is the third year for the contest, whose winner receives a full scholarship to the Review's Young Writers workshop next summer. Young Writers is a two-week program for high school students (ages sixteen to eighteen) who wish to develop their creative and critical abilities with language and to become better and more insightful writers.
The winning poem will be published in the Review along with the poems submitted by the first two runners-up. The semi-finalists' poems will be featured online at the magazine's Web site.
Submissions will be accepted until November 30, 2005. Entries must be submitted through the Review's Web site, where an entry form is available.
The contest is named in honor of Patricia Grodd in recognition of her support of the Review and its programs, as well as her passionate commitment to education and deep love for poetry. Grodd is a member of the Kenyon Review board of trustees.
In addition to the Young Writers workshop, the Review operates two annual summer programs for adult writers: the Writers Workshop, held on the Kenyon College campus, and the Kenyon Review Workshops in Italy, which features programs in fiction writing and the art of reading poetry.
Founded at Kenyon College in 1939 by poet and critic John Crowe Ransom, the Review is edited by David Lynn, a professor of English at Kenyon. Many noted writers have published their early (and later) works in the magazine, among them poet Robert Lowell and novelist Joyce Carol Oates.