Community Voices Poetry Gathering

Community Voices Poetry Gathering #2: EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Roots & Relations: Our Connections to the Land


For this poetry gathering, we ask writers to explore any of the following questions:

  • What is your relationship with/connection to the Land? How does the Land sustain you, and how do you sustain the Land in return?
  • Where do you feel most connected to the Land? 
  • Where are your roots? Do they lie where you are living now? How do your roots affect your relationship to the Land?
  • What does Land stewardship, conservation, and environmentalism mean to you?

Submission Parameters: 

Contest opens: September 1, 2021

Submission deadline: October 31, 2021

Eligibility: This contest is open to everyone. Entrants may submit 1 poem each.


  • Must be an original (written by the entrant, not copied from any other source), unpublished poem.
  • May be written in any poetic form (i.e. haiku, sonnet, villanelle, free verse, blank verse, rhymed, unrhymed . . . ). 
  • Must not include the entrant’s personal information (name, address, email, phone number, etc). Entrants will provide their contact information on the submission form, separately. 
  • Must be submitted as a PDF or Word doc.
  • Must not exceed 1 page in length, using 12-point font.

Contest Timeline:

  • Poems will be displayed and voted on virtually from November 1-15, 2021. Voting is open to everyone, and winners for each category will be decided by popular vote.
  • Winners will be announced on November 16, 2021.

Prizes: The winners for each age group will have their work published in the Devon Dispatch and will be awarded a prize package!

How to Enter:

             Click HERE to enter!