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January 07, 2005

Little blivets in the arts.

ANNOUNCING THE FOURTH ANNUAL WAR POETRY CONTEST Enter the fourth annual War Poetry Contest sponsored by Winning Writers. Prizes of $1,500, $500, $250 and 10 honorable mentions of $75 each will be awarded. Submit 1-3 original, unpublished poems on the theme of war, up to 500 lines in all. $12 entry fee, payable to Winning Writers. Postmark deadline: May 31. Judge: Jendi Reiter. Submit online or mail to Winning Writers, Attn: War Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. More information

First I'd heard of this contest. I went to the site, there's some interesting work there. I don't agree with the judges, but then I rarely do on issues of 'art'. But if you've a taste for war poetry, go take a gander - or submit! Not surprisingly, it's more Wilfrid Owen than Kipling - which is fine by me.

Past winners can be seen here.

Matt at Blackfive has already run with this, but I'll pander to my ego and assume you *all* don't read Matt before you read me... there's an artist doing free portraits of KIAs/DOWs (died of wounds). Michael G. Reagan (not to be confused with President Reagan's son). Even if you don't have a subject for him consider a visit to say thanks, and if you're a blogger, link it so more people know about it.

Lastly - Carnival of the Recipes #21 is up at Physics Geek.

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