Poetry in Public

*The deadline for 2014 Poetry in Public submissions has passed*

Poetry in Public celebrates Iowa City’s rich literary tradition and local writing talent by displaying poems by writers of all ages in City buses, downtown kiosks, Iowa City Recreation buildings and other public facilities from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.


• The poem you write and submit must be seven lines or less (not including the title).
• Only one poem may be submitted per person.
• Anyone who is a resident of Johnson County may enter.
• Poets should avoid using complex formats, layouts, and/or typefaces.
• Poems must be suitable for readers of all ages, and be suitable for public display.
• Entries should be accompanied by a 2014 Submission Form, found at www.icgov.org/pip.

A full list of contest rules and guidelines is also available at www.icgov.org/pip.

Entries and submission forms must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014. They may be e-mailed to marcia-bollinger@iowa-city.org or mailed or dropped off to:

City Hall
Attn: Poetry in Public
410 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

For more information on Poetry in Public, visit www.icgov.org/pip or www.facebook.com/IowaCityPublicArt or contact Marcia Bollinger at 319/356-5237 or marcia-bollinger@iowa-city.org. Visual artists who are interested in participating in the next phase of the program, Poetry in Public Art, are encouraged to check the www.icgov.org/pipart website in late February 2014.

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