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National Poetry Month 2020

This guide lists MSU Library activities and other resources for the current year's April National Poetry Month

Undergrad Poetry Contest

The submission deadline has been extended until April 1, 2020!


The Mississippi State University Libraries will hold its First Annual Poetry Contest for Undergraduates as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month in April.  Undergraduates are invited to submit a poem by April 1 to Corinne Kennedy, Humanities Librarian (  You may also email her with any questions.

Rules for Poetry Contest:

  • Deadline for submissions by March 20 by 11:59 pm
  • All poems submitted should be original and unpublished
  • No more than 80 lines a poem
  • 1 poem per person
  • All entries should be submitted to Corinne Kennedy:
    • Label email with subject line “MSU Poetry Contest 2020 Entry”
    • Submit poem in a Microsoft Word document  (Google Documents will not be accepted and disqualified from entry)
    • Attached signed release form for publication in The Streetcar 

Poems will be judged through a blind process.