Poetry of Place Information Now Available

This information came in last week, and it’s exciting.  Check it out.

“All Nebraska students, grades one through twelve, are encouraged to submit an original poem, reflective of that student’s “place” to their teacher.

Teachers will forward up to12 poems per school (4 each from three grade divisions, 1-5, 6-8, 9-12) to the Nebraska Writing Project (NeWP) at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Nebraska poets Twyla Hansen and Matt Mason will read the poems and, based on quality and their representation of Nebraska place in rural, urban, and suburban settings, choose 9 to 12 poems statewide, to be published on the Nebraska Writing Project website.  Also, selected student poets will be invited to read their work at various venues around Nebraska, as well as the Poetry of Place Celebration on May 5th, 2017 in the Warner Chambers at the State Capitol in Lincoln, alongside Twyla Hansen and Matt Mason.”

Attached below are two items — a brochure and and an information/permission form.  The documents: