A prize of $1,000, publication on the Public Poetry website, and an invitation to give a reading in Houston, Texas, is given annually for a poem on a theme. This year's theme is "Power." Cyrus Cassells, Tony Hoagland, Raina J. León, and Sasha West will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to two poems of no more than 40 lines each with a $15 entry fee ($20 for three poems) by December 15. Late entries will be accepted until January 15, 2018, for a $25 entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Public Poetry, Poetry Contest, 2617C West Holcombe Boulevard #543, Houston, TX 77025.