unnamedAn announcement from our friends at Studio 360:

Summer Poetry Challenge: Battle of the High School Bards

We want to hear your voices! Don’t leave your best work inside a notebook – send it to us!

We’re looking for poetry by current or rising 9th to 12th grade high school students. Studio 360 will post a featured submission online every week, and rising poetry star Dorothea Lasky will pick a winner live on the show!

Your assignment
Write a poem on the theme of summer. Your poem can be rhymed, free verse, blank verse, spoken-word, whatever you choose.

unnamed-1How to Submit

All rising 9th to 12th grade high school students are invited to submit. You do not need to have won a Scholastic Art & Writing Award to participate. Both text and audio submissions will be accepted. Visit Studio 360 to upload your work.

The deadline is August 18.

Poet Dorothea Lasky has a new collection forthcoming from Norton, and edited Open the Door: How to Excite Young People about Poetry (McSweeney’s).

The Peabody Award-winning “Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen,” from NPR and WNYC, is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what’s happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let “Studio 360” steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.

The Battle of the High School Bards poetry challenge is
co-presented by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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