NYC Hosts Annual #PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest, Thru 4/21

NYC Hosts Annual #PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest, Thru 4/21

NYC Hosts Annual #PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest, Thru 4/21

In honor of National Poetry Month, the City of New York (@NYCGov & @NYCulture) will host the annual "PoetweetNYC" Twitter poetry contest. From April 17 through 21, 2017, eligible poems sent using the hashtag #PoetweetNYC will be considered for the grand prize: publication in Metro New York on April 27, Poem in Your Pocket Day. Entries will be judged by an expert panel led by First Lady Chirlane McCray. This year, the contest coincides with Immigrant Heritage Week, so participants are encouraged to submit poetweets that celebrate our city's rich immigrant heritage. Visit nyc.gov/poem for official rules and eligibility.

This year, a panel of judges will select the winning poetweets, including:

· Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City

· Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

· Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

· Jennifer Benka, Executive Director of the Academy of American Poets

· Alice Quinn, Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America

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