Are you an American poet of at least 40 years of age? Then read this.

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"Poetry Magazine" is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English language. The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry Magazine, has announced the 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award with a grand prize of $10,000.

2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award

The Poetry Foundation honors the poets the world over by publishing their poetry and paying at the rate of $10 per line (with a minimum payment of $300), and $150 per page of prose.

The Poetry Foundation has just announced the 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award with a grand prize of $10,000 in an effort to recognize an American poet of at least 40 years of age who has yet to publish a first collection of poems.

In addition to the grand cash prize, The Foundation also will publish one book of the winning poet's poetry through Graywolf Press.

The contest is open from January 16, 2012 until February 17, 2012.

For full contest rules, please visit: 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award

Previous Winners

Previously Poetry foundation honored Landis Everson in 2005 and Brian Culhane in 2007 with the most coveted Emily Dickinson First Book Award.

Links to the winning poets:
Landis Everson
Brian Culhane



Image credits:
Emily Dickinson By Original photographer unknown , via Wikimedia Commons
Dickinson Homestead Oct 2004 via Wikimedia

I request all the Wikinut poets to read other's poetry and appreciate

The language of poetry makes you think passionately. The metaphorical expressions take you to great imaginative heights.

Because poetry is an expression of heart and soul, people with an inclination to enjoy the beauty of word mostly read it and find satisfaction.

And especially if you are a poet or want to write poetry, you must read more poets and offer appreciation for their creativity.

And that's the way the poetry lovers keep the language of expression living for ever.

Can you answer these 3 questions on poetry

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
1st Dec 2011 (#)

It would be a good honor, and we have many talented poets here who would do well to try for this. I should have to see if they accept work from Americans not living in America for myself

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Dec 2011 (#)

I got this information in my mailbox from the Poetry Foundation and I thought of telling poets like you who write great poetry as there's no other way to contact the Wikinut friends.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Dec 2011 (#)

Mark, Best wishes.

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author avatar Buzz
1st Dec 2011 (#)

Excellent post for Americans, my friend.

Namaste.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you my friend Buzz, Namaste.

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author avatar Retired
1st Dec 2011 (#)

Wonderful--inspiring...thanks for sharing this Rathnshikamani-ji. I am an American living in india but will be in USA for the enxt six months (starting in three weeks) and just in time to aim for this contest (which i will) Thanks again! You're the best promoter of poetry on Wikinut!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Dec 2011 (#)

rd-ji, Namaste, and best wishes to you.

Poetry is enjoyable when shared among us who're like-minded.

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author avatar Retired
1st Dec 2011 (#)

Wonderful...I was just thinking about making a book of poetry...thanks for sharing....

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author avatar Retired
1st Dec 2011 (#)

I even bookmarked the site....

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Dec 2011 (#)

Hope you found it useful and I wish you all success.

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author avatar ittech
2nd Dec 2011 (#)

nice write up excellent observation

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you ittech, Your writings are excellent.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

Wonderful chance for Americans to showcase their talent....

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author avatar Delicia Powers
4th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you my friend, I will have to try, how very wonderful of you to share this information with us...!!!

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author avatar Songbird B
28th Dec 2011 (#)

Thanks for sharing this information Rathna, though as a Brit, I wouldn't be able to participate, but good to know nevertheless...

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