Circadian Poems

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Poetry News

April is National Poetry Month, here in the US. It’s an exciting time for poetry, and I hope everyone is getting inspired by the poems flying about!

Check out these links to learn more about National Poetry Month:

and, this very exciting site, Poetry Daily:

Poetry Contest
Pamela K. Taylor, one of our Circadian contributors, sent me this information:

Hello and Salaams,

I would like to announce that the Islamic Writers Alliance is holding its second annual poetry contest, in coordination with National Poetry Month, which is, of course, April.

Our theme this year is the Prophet Muhammad, and was chosen because of unfortunate the cartoon incident. It is our intention to publish an e-book chapbook of the best poems, which will be free to the public and hopefully serve to inspire Muslims and non-Muslims alike, as well as edify us all about the true nature of Prophet Muhammad, and exemplify the Qur'anic teaching to reach out to others with the most beautiful of words.

We have three categories: One for youth (ages 6-17), one for adults (18 and older) and one for IWA members, so as to avoid any suggestion of unfair judging.

The contest is open to everyone. All forms of poetry welcome. One poem per author.
Submissions are due by April 30th, and should be emailed to Please include a cover page with the author's name and contact info, subsequent pages should have only the title and page number, with no labels to identify the author, to ensure blind judging.


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