Win the New Year’s Day Marathon “Lucky Reading Spot” Contest!

Traditionally, the last poem of The Poetry Project’s New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading is read by our Director, Stacy Szymaszek. For the second year in a row, Stacy has decided to share her good fortune. We are excited to announce the Project’s “Win the Director’s Lucky Reading Spot Contest”!

The rules: Send us your poem. If we believe it is short enough to be read in two minutes, it will be entered into the contest. The winner will be selected based on any number of yet-to-be-determined factors, but most likely it will involve a lot of passion, partisanship and bickering. Don’t you want to be a part of that? Enter now!!!

  • Email submissions (only) to by DECEMBER 9th. Write “Contest” in the subject line.
  • The winner will be announced on our blog and via our e-blast before the event.
  • Anyone may enter our contest, provided the winner be in New York City for New Year’s Day and can stay until it’s over.