Poetry in Sidewalks

2015 Poetry in Sidewalks Call for Poetry
The St. Cloud Arts Commission invites St. Cloud residents to submit their poetry to be printed into city sidewalks. We welcome witty, thoughtful, inspiring, or amusing short poems for audiences of all ages. The submission deadline for entries is Friday, May 22, 2015 by 4:00 p.m.
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2015 Guidelines
  • All City of St. Cloud residents are eligible to submit poetry.
  • Residents may submit up to 2 poems that are appropriate for audiences of all ages.
  • Poems must include an English translation if not in English, and must fit within a maximum of 6 lines, 40 characters per line including spaces, 240 characters overall including spaces.
  • Poems must be original works by the entrant (previously published or unpublished).
  • All entries will be reviewed by a panel in a blind jury process.
  • Selected poets will receive a $100 prize and publication of their poem in city sidewalks. Poets' names will be credited on the city website, but not in the sidewalk.
  • Some selected poems may receive editing suggestions from the panel.
  • Submission deadline is Friday, May 22, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. .
  • Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. on the City of St. Cloud website on Monday, June 1.
  • Poetry submissions are accepted via mail, email, or in person.
  • Entries may be sent to:
    St. Cloud Arts Commission
    ATTN: Poetry in Sidewalks
    400 2nd St. S.
    St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • emailed to: jennifer.penzkover@ci.stcloud.mn.us
  • Dropped off in person at City Hall, or in the drop box at the St. Cloud Library.
Please contact the Arts Commission office with any questions: 320-650-3148.
  1. 2014 Selections
  2. 2013 Selections
  3. 2012 Selections
2014 Poetry in Sidewalks Selections
        Feet On Top by Augie Lindmark
        Moment's Notice by Timothy Schaeppi
        A Walk's Surprise by  Lori Russell
        A Community Bound by Lori Russell
        Imagination by Tamara Wudinich