Feb 17, 2017

Submit Your Poems to the 2017 NC State Poetry Contest

The NC State creative writing program is accepting entries to its annual statewide writing contest. Open to all North Carolina residents, the contest is one of the largest free literary competitions in the Southeast and drew more than 600 entrants last year.

Jan 29, 2016

NC State Poetry Contest Seeks Entries

Calling all North Carolina poets! The NC State Poetry Contest, organized by the university’s creative writing program, is accepting entries for its 2016 competition.

Feb 9, 2015

Poets Wanted: NC State Poetry Contest is Now Open

NC State holds one of the largest free annual poetry contests in the Southeast. Don't miss your chance to participate. Acclaimed poet Gibbons Ruark is serving as our guest judge this year.

Apr 11, 2014

Acclaimed Poet Li-Young Lee Reads, Announces NC State Poetry Winners

Critically acclaimed poet Li-Young Lee visited NC State to announce the winners of the NC State 2014 poetry contest and to read from his own award-winning work. Lee, who judged the 2014 NC State Poetry Contest, addressed a packed house in Caldwell Lounge Thursday evening.

Feb 7, 2014

2014 Statewide Poetry Contest Underway

Calling all poets: The 2014 Statewide Poetry Contest is accepting entries. Sponsored by the NC State University Creative Writing program, the contest is one of the largest literary competitions in the region. This year's guest judge is acclaimed poet Li-Young Lee.

Feb 1, 2013

Unleash Your Inner Poet

Calling all poets: The 2013 Statewide Poetry Contest is officially accepting entries. The contest, sponsored by the NC State University Creative Writing program, is the one of the largest literary competitions in the region. Deadline for submissions is March 1. Guest judge Michael Wiegers, executive editor of Copper Canyon Press, will announce the winners April 3.

May 15, 2012

Poetry Collection Brings Executed Women to Life

In last meals and lost childhoods, CHASS alum Megan Roberts reveals the haunting stories behind the crimes of 16 women executed in the United States. "Matters of Record” is a collection of poems by Roberts, who earned her MFA in Creative Writing from NC State in 2010.

Apr 20, 2012

MFA Student Sierra Golden Wins American Poets Prize

MFA student Sierra Golden has won the prestigious Academy of American Poets Prize.

Apr 10, 2012

Poet Barbara Ras Reads, Announces Contest Winners

Barbara Ras, poet and editorial director of Trinity University Press, is judging the NC State 2012 Poetry Contest. She will read from her own work and congratulate the prize-winning poets at an event on Wednesday, April 11, beginning at 7:30 pm in Caldwell Lounge.

Jan 31, 2012

2012 Statewide Poetry Contest Underway

Think you’re a promising poet? Enter the 2012 Statewide Poetry Contest, sponsored by NC State’s Creative Writing Program through the Barnhardt Family Fund. This annual poetry contest, open to all […]