Poets ages 18+ are invited to submit one original, unpublished poem, 30 lines or less, to any JMRL branch location, WriterHouse, or via an online form on the JMRL website, by 5pm on Tuesday, October 25.

The poetry contest, now in its sixth year, "perfectly encapsulates the shared values JMRL and WriterHouse have of championing the importance of reading and writing and community engagement,” said WriterHouse executive director Sibley Johns. “For hundreds of years, poets have altered the course of history by speaking out about issues that concern their communities, and this year's theme of transformation echoes that critical legacy of the power of the pen to affect positive change for all of us."

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