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Celebrating Poetry

In celebration of National Poetry Month, adults 18+ are invited to submit their original poems for inclusion in the St. Louis County Library poetry compilation. The compilation will appear in the SELF-e Indie Missouri, an online collection of works available to all participating Missouri libraries, available in SLCL’s eMedia collection.

Contact the Adult Services Department at with questions.

Official Rules & Guidelines

  • Open to adults ages 18+.
  • Entrant must have a St. Louis County Library card.
  • Limit one poem submission per person.
  • Entries must be typed and submitted as  “.doc” or “.rtf” file.
  • Poem can be any line length but must not exceed three (3) total pages.
  • Poetry can be on any topic provided that the content is appropriate in language and subject. 
  • Entries accepted starting Monday, April 1 and must be received by Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

How to enter:

Complete the online entry form with your original poem attached between April 1 and April 30, 2019. You will be asked to include:

  • Name
  • Poem Title
  • Library Card Number
  • Library Branch
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address