Save the Wild U.P.âs 2014 Poetry Contest is seeking submissions of ânatureâ poems â written in the spirit of wilderness, or inspired by personal connections with the unique landscape of the Upper Michigan. What sustains you? What is at stake? Poetry contest is open to all current residents of Upper Michigan.
**More information is available at http://bit.ly/WildintoWords**
Russell Thorburn, U.P. Poet Laureate will judge the contest. Thorburn is the author of five books of poetry, including Father, Tell Me I Have Not Aged (Marick Press), and Approximate Desire (New Issues Poetry).
Winning poets will be invited to participate in two special âPutting the Wild into Wordsâ poetry readings with judge Russell Thorburn (details below), and the winning poems will be featured on Save the Wild U.P.âs website. Poets awarded first, second and third prize will each receive valuable gift certificates from U.P. businesses who support Save the Wild U.P.âs grassroots environmental work.