Eve of St. Agnes Poetry Competition


About: The Eve of St. Agnes is the designated eve when Agnes would go to bed without supper, undress, and dream of her husband to be. Poems may be any form–but no more than 250 lines. UP to 10 poems may be submitted for $5.00 per poem. Former judges include Ann Deagon,X.J. Kennedy, Margaret Atwood, W.D. Snodgrass–who took one of the finalists to dinner when he was traveling through Louisiana, Marge Piercy–who waved her judges' fee to add an additional award, Marvin Bell, Leo Connellan, Michael Bugeja, and James Dickey–who wrote the finalists, commented on their poems, and suggested places to publish in addition to Negative Capability.