New England Poet-of-the-Year Award

New England Poet-of-the-Year Award


NEATE’s Poet-of-the-Year Competition is open to all teachers of English/language arts who are members of NEATE or one of its state affiliates.  Only former Poets-of-the-Year are not eligible.  Finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be invited to read their poetry at a session at the annual NEATE Fall Conference on October 21 and 22, 2016 when the Poet-of-the-Year will be announced.  It is highly recommended that finalist be prepared to attend the conference on Friday, October 21st in order to participate in the festivities associated with the Poet-of-the-Year Award.  Poems of the finalists will be published and distributed at the reception. Finalists are expected to register for the conference at the discounted presenter's rate.


  1. Poets should submit five unpublished, original poems. Poems may be more than one page.
  2. All poems must be submitted in English.
  3. Each poem must be typed or word-processed; please send 3 hard copies (address below) IN ADDITION to an electronic version of each poem to: 
  4. Submit copies of poems (from step 3): one with your name and address and three without either.
  5. Poems will not be returned; poets should retain copies of their work.
  6. All entries must be postmarked no later than July 15, 2017.
  7. Send a 1-2 paragraph biography of yourself.
  8. Poems must be accompanied by an entry form (see link below) and your bio and sent to the following address:


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