All poets are welcome to participate - having 60035 as your zip code is not a requirement
2021 Poetry Challenge
DEADLINE - Friday, January 29, 2021
Amateurs, semi-professionals, professionals and students of all ages are invited to submit original poetry in response to the 2021 Poetry Challenge. This year Highland Park Poetry challenges poets to write a response to one of the following prompts:
Fruits and Vegetables (the United Nations has declared 2021 the year of Fruits & Vegetables; ok to concentrate on one)
Sweetelle (poetic form by Allison Joseph)
For complete instructions - download Submission Guidelines & Entry Form!
Due to the coronavirus crisis, Highland Park Poetry cancelled all its scheduled live, in-person poetry events and began posting daily poems on Facebook.
We have continued this practice and welcome poem submissions. Poets are asked to share poems about the coronavirus, sheltering-in-place, or poems about endurance or poems that inspire calm. Here are the poems from September 2020.
Previous months are available for review as archive downloads at the bottom of the Muses' Gallery.
Please also enjoy our Muses' Gallery. Join us on Facebook.
Continue to celebrate poetry and stay healthy!
Poetry Today - Past Episodes
January 2020 - Herb Berman
December 2019 - Mike Freveletti
November 2019 - Jan Bottiglieri
June 2019 - Jamie Wendt
May 2019 - William Lederer
April 2019 - Patrice Boyer Claeys
March 2019 - Khalid Mukhtar
February 2019 - Olivia Maciel Edelman
January 2019 - Weather the Weather with Emma Alexandra and Betsy Dolgin Katz
December 2018 - Cathleen Schandelmeier
October 2018 - C. J. Wilkens
August 2018 - Caroline Johnson
July 2018 - William Carey & Mary Beth Bretzlauf discuss Coffee, Tea & Other Beverages in 2018 Summer Muses' Gallery
June 2018 - Wilda W. Morris
May 2018 - Oliver Mansfield & Constance Vitale
March 2018 - Dr. Shai Har El
February 2018 - Cynthia Gallaher
January 2018 - Faisal Mohyuddin
December 2017 - Arlyn Miller, Poetic License, Inc
October 2017 - Public Art Poetry with Marjorie Rissman & Kerry Leaf
September 2017 - Naoko Fujimoto
August 2017 - Donna Vorreyer
July 2017 - Bakul Banerjee
June 2017 - Curt Vevang
May 2017 - William Marr
April 2017 - HPHS Focus on the Arts
March 2017 - TRAVEL Poetry on Poetry Today!
November 2016 - Jacqueline Harris on Poetry Today!
October 2016 - Lennart Lundh on Poetry Today!
September 2016 - Al DeGenova on Poetry Today!
Technical difficulties during taping of this episode leave the screen blank for about three minutes; however, have faith - the audio continues just fine and the interview goes on.
August 2016 - Terry Loncaric on Poetry Today!
July 2016 - Jenene Ravesloot & Tom Roby on Poetry Today!
June 2016 - Bill Yarrow on Poetry Today!
May 2016 - Curt Vevang on Poetry Today!
April 2016 - Michelle Brinckerhoff on Poetry Today!
March 2016 - Michael F. Latza on Poetry Today!
January 2016 - Herb Berman & Lois Barr on Poetry Today!
December 2015 - Kate Hutchinson & Marjorie Skelly on Poetry Today!
November 2015 - Marcia Pradzinski on Poetry Today!
September 2015 - Jan Bottiglieri on Poetry Today!
August 2015 - Sandra Marchetti on Poetry Today!
July 2015 - Lois Barr & Karin Gordon talk Flash Fiction on Poetry Today!
June 2015 - Sister Cities Foundation Poetry & Prose Exchange on Poetry Today!
May 2015 - Poetry Today with 2014 Pentathlon Champ Don Shearn
April 2015 - Poetry Today features Susan T. Moss
March 2015 Spreading the Word with Debra Bruce & Jennifer Dotson
February 2015 - June Sawyers & Gail Goepfert
January 2015 - James Reiss and "The Novel"
Poetry Today Interview with Wendy Anderson, Nov. 2014
Poetry Today with Beatriz Badikian-Gartler & Josh Corey, Oct. 2014
Poetry Today with Charlotte Digregorio & Lois Baer Barr, Sep. 2014
Writing Groups on "Poetry Today" with Lois Barr & Friends
June 2014 Poetry Today featuring Pamela Miller
May 2014 Poetry Today featuring Joseph Kuhn Carey
April 2014 Poetry Today Program for Comcast 10
"Wrestling The Manuscript" panel discussion from April 2015