About Poetry — Poets, Poems, Poetics, Contemporary Poetry and Poetry History About Poetry — Poets, Poems, Poetics, Contemporary Poetry and Poetry History Spring is officially here, “Sumer Is Icumen In,” and with the passing seasons comes a new round of poetry competitions. Poets who’ve been working on a manuscript may be interested in the book and chapbook publication competitions, and those who have their eye on publication in a journal or periodical will want to enter the single poem competitions. Whichever route you choose, it’s time to gather your stamps and envelopes, or go for the contests that accept online entries—you’ll notice that many of the contests on this list will take submissions either way.
Glossary of Poetic Forms — Definitions of Traditional Forms of Poetry