•  $100 Winning Prize  
•  $10 for Honorable Mentions  
•  Free Entry  

•  Prior Publication Okay
•  Ends Sunday

Each week's Winner will receive a $100 cash prize, sent via PayPal to the user's registered e-mail address. Entry is free.
There may occasionally be one or more additional poems that receive an Honorable Mention. This will not necessarily be awarded every week, but when awarded, the poet(s) will receive a $10 cash prize, sent via PayPal to the user's registered e-mail address. All Winners and Honorable Mentions will be eligible to be included in future print anthologies.
Any type of poem is welcome! Formal or informal, long or short, rhyme or free verse—we like all kinds of poems. Results will be announced within three days of the contest end and posted in the contest winners' forum. Honorable mentions will be posted in the honorable mentions forum.
Each week's winner will be selected by Poetry Nook's editorial staff. 
1. Any length.
2. Any theme.
3. You must be a registered user of this site to post (registration is free).
4. By posting you certify that this is your own work, you hold the copyright, and you are granting us permission to publish it on our site and in a printed anthology.
5. Prior publication is fine, as long as you hold the rights to republish. Please credit the prior publication beneath the poem, in italics.
6. Posting on social media or other sites is encouraged. We actively follow user likes and insightful comments on the poems.
7. Non-English poems are welcome as long as you have an English translation beneath it.
8. Winners will be announced within five days of the contest end. For example, if the contest ends on Sunday, the winner will be announced by Friday.
9. Payments will be made only via Paypal, sent to your registered email address within one week after the winner is announced. The recipient is responsible for any Paypal fees. We will not send payment by any other method.
10. No feedback will be provided if your poem did not get chosen.
11. If your poem did not get chosen in a given week, you are welcome to resubmit it in a subsequent week.
12. Winners are welcome to enter subsequent contests with a different poem.
13. We recommend copying your poem into the editor from Notepad or some other program that does not add text markup for best formatting results. Please review your formatting after posting to make sure it looks how you want it to look. In the worst case scenario, if you can't get line breaks to work correctly, please disable rich text.
14. Every contest begins on Monday at 12:00 AM and ends on Sunday at 11:59 PM (New York time).
Thank you for participating! We look forward to reading your work. 

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Monday, November 21, 2016 to Monday, November 28, 2016
Contest type: 
Poetry contest
Poem Name Submitted By Likes Comments
The Experiment Miles T. Ranter 4 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Corks Sarah Russell 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
My Love Ryan Stone 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Thousand Darknesses saore 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Death of a Lily ribhu 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Just A Boy On A Playground Swing Sylvesterbarzey 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Call of the Sea Abdul Malik Mandani 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Widow Mary Soon Lee 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Aftermath of War ChaoticNuetral 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Poetry Composition 101 stevieslaw 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
When Writing Your Suicide Letter Dane Giuffre 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Citizen Coma Sara Backer 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
What Are Little Girls Made Of? CheeryTheory 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Waiting for dawn Ainecat 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Sali Fabiyas M V 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Bothersome Chatter chadmhorn 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Soul of a Victorian Bruce Boston 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Farmer's Almanac MHPayne 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Ebb & Flow ashleajayne 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Not a Moon realmpoet 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Fellow Snorers Rebecca O'Bern 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Just Say Thank You Gladys Swedak 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Sweetest Smells Marge Simon 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Perceptions Janice Canerdy 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
angelic rickjstassi 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Martins Tomisin Martins Tomisin 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Poet's Blues N. Muma Alain 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Accidents & Emergencies cartervance 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Wild Roses ChristinaSng 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
That One Who Bozhidar Pangelov 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
True Moments Remedyfortheheart 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Oil and cotton Lee Nash 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]


hunkydorie's picture
Creation of the Golem He floats toward me like debris from a Shreveport wreck, and in a last ditch effort to ban his jetsam from washing up on my shore and decomposing on freshly clean sheets, I create a profile before god and country, list six things I could never do without, six things I don’t know what to do with, tap my keyboard three times and post selfies, bait to catch the wandering eye and the charms of a local Lothario, a blitz flirtation that leaves me watching Netflix on most weekends, stuffing my face with cheese and crackers, did I mention I'm able to transform energy into living matter? I squeeze the extra cheese/cracker mixture sitting on my coffee table into a little man, my idea of a live-in boyfriend with a strange tattoo on his forehead. He says it’s the Aleph. Already, he’s talking back at me

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MY fIVE-FIVE-FINGERS ( by Martins Tomisin) is one of my favourite poem. This poem is carefully penned in a subtle satirical form to hit the society lightly on the face: it satirize men who loves warring or fighting their neighbours rather than keeping peace in their society. This poem uses hand as a symbolism and allegory, as a significant of peace; the ability for the fingers to live together is really a wonderful thing. This poem, as well shows the different people we have in the society, and their behaviour which we can still live with it without going against our neighbours... In conclusion, this poem is well garnished with proverbs, and when read, it appeals to mind, and also pinpoint to the issues affecting our society today - it talked about a lot of things which can be draw from different angles...

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