Dear poets,

If you’re a published poet* and have written any poems that you think fit my criteria for use in this exercise, please send them to me! I probably won’t be able to pay you any licensing fees, but I’ll include a short bio with your poem[s] listing your books, your other work in the world, and your website.

*By “published” I mean that you’ve had a book published by a “real” print publisher. In other words, not self published or only e-published or published only in journals. Sorry! I myself am almost entirely self published so far, so I’m also excluded by my own rules. However, I’m making this a requirement because it could make a difference in how seriously educators, students, and parents take Poetry Pro-Am.