The Nazim Hikmet Poetry festival competition is now open. The closing date is Feb. 19, so begin to think about the poems you wish to submit. For more information about the Festival, please go to http://www.nazimhikmetpoetryfestival.org. I’d like to see some of our Netwest members entering this contest.
The second annual Nâzım Hikmet Poetry Festival will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2010 in Cary, North Carolina. As we bring together poets and poetry lovers, participation of area poets will be an essential part of this Festival. Interested poets are invited to submit their poems by Friday, February 19, 2010. The selected poems will be published on-line at the Festival web site as well as in the Festival Chapbook, and the poets will be invited to read their winning poems and introduce their poetry at the Festival. Each finalist will receive an award of $100. Last year’s winning poems can be found at the festival web site.The 2009 festival chapbook is available at Amazon.com.
Deadline: Entries received by Friday, February 19, 2010 will be considered for selection.
(*) All entries MUST be submitted via http://www.nazimhikmetpoetryfestival.org
(*) All poems submitted to the Festival must be unpublished, original works.
(*) Each poet can submit up to three poems.
(*) The poems should be in English.
(*) The selected poems will be published on-line at the Festival web site as well as in the Festival Chapbookl. By submitting their poems, the poets grant NHPF all rights to publish the poems at these venues.
(*) After the festival, the chapbook will be available for purchase at amazon.com. The proceeds from the chapbook sales will be used to support future festivals.
(*) The poets will retain copyrights of their poems.
Selection & Notification
(*) Submitted poems will be evaluated anonymously.
(*) The contact information provided by the poets will not be disclosed to other individuals or organizations.
(*) The poets will be notified of their poem’s status by March 22, 2010.
POETRY SELECTION COMMITTEE:
John Balaban, Professor of English, Poet-in-Residence, NC State University
Kathryn Stripling Byer, 2005-2009 NC Poet Laureate
Greg Dawes, Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, NC State University
Joseph Donahue, Senior Lecturing Fellow, Department of English, Duke University
Jackie Shelton Green, Piedmont Laureate
Hatice Örün Öztürk (ATA-NC Representative), Associate Professor, Department of ECE, NC State University
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS:
This event is organized by the American Turkish Association of North Carolina (www.ata-nc.org )
Organizing committee: Buket Aydemir, Pelin Balı, Erdag Göknar, Mehmet Öztürk, and Birgül Tuzlalı