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The Ronald Reagan poetry contest

By Harriet Staff

Following our up-to-the-second coverage of the LeBron James poetry contest this October, we’re happy to bring you exciting news of a new contest along the same amazing line.
WLS 890 AM reports:

llinois school students are encouraged to write poems to commemorate the late President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday.
 The Reagan Centennial Commission is sponsoring a poetry contest for elementary, middle and high school pupils.
 Entries must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2011. Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein will judge entries in the three age divisions.

Our guess is that this contest will produce even better poems than the LeBron contest, because a) kids are writing the poems, and b) they’ll be about the Gipper!

Posted in Poetry News on Monday, December 13th, 2010 by Harriet Staff.