As part of our programs and services, the North Carolina Writers’ Network offers four annual writing competitions, including the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition honoring the work and legacy of the poet and critic Randall Jarrell.
Now you can read the winning poem from the 2013 competition plus three additional finalists in a special section of storySouth. And it’s free:
- The Ladder (winner) by ALAN MICHAEL PARKER
Simple Architecture (runner-up) by JOSEPH MILLS
Early Life: Triptych (honorable mention) by KATHERINE SONIAT
Michelangelo’s David (honorable mention) by ROSS WHITE
The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition is administered by Terry L. Kennedy and the graduate program in creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where Jarrell taught for eighteen years, and is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of NCWN. This annual contest awards one poet $200, publication in storySouth, and an invitation to read at UNCG’s Founder’s Day. There is a 40-line maximum for each submission.