PREMISE: Submit a 9 line poem where each line is 9 words long on the theme of 9 by 9-9-09 with an electronic payment of $9.99 via http://paypal.com to firstname.lastname@example.org (paste poem into the message box). If your poem is chosen the winner you get 99.9% of the contest money submitted.
EVERYONE WHO ENTERS will get a copy of the chapbook that I will be creating featuring all of the poems entered in the contest. Paid submissions will be posted on this website and the winner announced here on 9-19-09 at 9pm PST.
THEME: The poem can have anything to do with the number 9. As in a 9 or 9th of anything: a note, characters, days, casting out, chapters, Ramadan, symphony, channel, Rich Text English, jersey number, rapper, Unknown Men, Craps, pregnancy, nonagon, Bahai, choirs of angels, dynasties, right field, K-9, to the, cloud, revolution, musical, nails, Pluto, innings, Temple of Heaven, SF football, muses, ringwraiths, Kowloon (dragons), dream, love potion, billiards, worthies, Kannan, hostages, fluorine, lives, tails, mm pistol, Roy Hobbs, avenue, novena, ST:DS9, circles/levels of Hell, Supreme Court justices, PLU codes, etc.
ALTERNATE PAYMENT METHOD: If you have trouble using PayPal, email me at email@example.com for a mailing address to send in payment by either check or money order for your emailed entry.
VOTING: Positive comments on each poem will be a 99.9% factor in choosing the winning poem. So tell your friends to comment...limit one comment per person per poem. Deadline to make a comment is 9am PST on 9/19/09. Oh, and you'll need to sign up with Google in order to be able to make comments, but that's totally free and it also enables you to create your own Blogger websites (which this is), utterly free as well.
MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, listed on Poets & Writers, founder of POETRYpeople youth writing workshops; publisher of Spectrum magazine; leader of the Emerging Urban Poets writing and Deep Critique workshops; and host of the Saturday Afternoon Poetry reading series in Pasadena, California. Mr. Campbell has taught Creative Writing in the Upward Bound program at Occidental College and been a Guest Teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 34 years. Want a poet in your classroom, library, bookstore, coffeehouse, or event? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org