You, Me, and Poetry Scholarship Slam - CLOSED

Wanna win $1,000 for college? Thought so. Keep reading to find out how.


April is National Poetry Month -- the largest literary celebration in the world(!) -- and we want you to help us celebrate. Share with us your unique poetry experience. Writing unites us all, but we have different reasons for why it is important to us.

What do poetry and being a poet mean to you?

Why did you decide to become a poet? How did poetry enter your life in the first place? Maybe there was a specific poem that struck you, or you just found a connection with your pen and paper (or keyboard) and couldn't stop writing. Tell us in a poem your personal poetry story for your chance to win.


  1. The basic requirements are this: (1) you are 25 years of age (or younger), and (2) you are a current or former high school student who will attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories.
  2. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by Wednesday, August 17, 2016. You'll need to register as a member of our community first. 

Got questions? Our scholarship FAQ and contest rules should have the answers. If they don't, feel free to contact us.



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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
Significant yet without any meaning A paradox Souls fulfilled, hearts long for more, mind wisens
6 years 1 month ago
Poetry is inclusive like an outstretched hand Its words pull you near and into Its foreign land
6 years 1 month ago
Roses are white; Clear skies are blue. Berries are red; And that's your last clue.  
6 years 1 month ago
Born a Prince, I was guided and groomed by the Alimighty (to be a King).
6 years 1 month ago
In my darkest moments of shame I can always turn to my games In them there are no names
6 years 1 month ago