THE 2022-23 POETRY CONTEST OPENS FOR ENTRIES ON NOVEMBER 1, 2022 AND CLOSES ON FEBRUARY 15, 2023. EACH YEAR THIRD WEDNESDAY AWARDS 3 $100 PRIZES IN ITS ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST.
Introducing this year’s contest judge: David James.
After writing poetry for over forty years, I’ve recently tried my hand at playwriting with some success. I’ve had seven one-acts produced off-off-Broadway in New York, and twenty other one-act plays produced across the country.
As a lifelong poet, it’s been a rush to have other people “say” my words in these plays. And there is the real possibility of having an audience!
David James currently serves as the president of The Poetry Society of Michigan. He will soon retire from teaching at Oakland Community College where his popular courses have included Composition I and II, Creative Writing, Advanced Creative Writing, Introduction to Playwriting and Screenwriting, Advanced Screenwriting, and Introduction to Literature: Poetry and Drama. In 2006, David was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award for teaching excellence.
Poems by David James:
Like a Brick to the Head – Rattle
High Marks in My Book and Interview with Buddha – Peacock Journal
A Case for Reincarnation and Somedays the Bear – Third Wednesday