Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Library!

Grab your pencils, your pens, and your thinking caps and join the Law Library in celebrating National Poetry Month

We have several events we are including as part of the celebration. Today, I am highlighting a couple of ways you can join us. Keep your eyes here for more about our celebration as the month continues! 

Poetry Contest 

We invite you to craft poems that are law- or law school-related, submitting no more than one poem each day between now and April 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM. We have a talented pool of students, faculty, and staff who will assist us in recognizing the best in category (student, faculty, and staff), as well as a best in show poem.  

You may submit one poem per day using this form.  

Poetry Slam 

The Law Library will host poetry slams on April 25 at noon and 5 PM. To encourage participation, we are inviting our poets (if you’re reading your own poem) and performers (if you’re reading a poem by another) to participate in person or submit a video of their performance for screening during the event. Please keep performance length to 3 minutes. 

You may submit your video files to me (at mbutler at gsu . edu) using the Georgia State Send a File tool. To be included, please submit your files no later than 9 AM on April 25. 

Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, and she was the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate. This picture, taken at the inauguration, is an official photo provided by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Use of this photo in no way is meant to suggest approval or endorsement by the Chairman, the Joint Staff, or others, of our National Poetry Month Celebration. Image available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thejointstaff/.  

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