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Undergraduate Poetry Contest for SCSU’s 2014 Nomination to
Connecticut Student Poet

Email Vivian Shipley with any questions.

 The CT Student Poet Competition is sponsored by Connecticut Poetry Circuit 


Deadline for submission:  October 9, 2014 (by 7:30 p.m.)

ABOUT THE CT STUDENT POET CONTEST: This major honor involves giving six to eight readings which will be held at Connecticut colleges and universities.  The readings are scheduled from January 26 to March 6, 2015.  Any nominated student must be available to read during this time.  Readings typically are at night, although some are scheduled during the day, based on the availability of the student poets.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF CT STUDENT POET: The nominated student must intend to be a registered student for the spring 2015 academic term.  Any student selected who subsequently does not register loses the honor of being a Connecticut Poetry Circuit Student Poet and is ineligible to tour.


  • Submit five pages of typed verse (which might be one long poem or several poems, and not necessarily five poems).
  • Submit two copies of your entry. One should have no name and one should have a cover sheet with your name, undergraduate status and contact information. Copy only on one side and staple the each set.  
  • Submissions must be made by hard copy; electronic submissions will not be accepted.
  • If you enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope, Vivian Shipley will notify you of the results of the competition.

Place your submission in Vivian Shipley’s mailbox in the English department mail room.