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Poetry.com Contest Summary & Results

Congratulations to the winners of the Poetry.com January 2024 monthly contest. There were 150 poems submitted to the contest — thank you to everyone who entered and participated!

Winners By popular vote



Runners-up



Nominees By random order

  

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19 Comments
  • catchdarhymz
    CONGRAJULATIONS TO ALL THAT WON AND MANY MORE REWARDS.
    LikeReply1 month ago
  • lovingempath
    Check-out Clarance Eberts poetry if you get a chance. I think he's an overlooked gem amongst us!!
    LikeReply 22 months ago
    • Vixility
      I’ve been a fan of his unique style for quite some time. I mentioned to him at one point that his poetry reminds me of the way the Beat Generation wrote—poets like Jack Kerouac whom I highly admire.
      LikeReply 12 months ago
  • lovingempath
    Congratulations winners!! I'm in the process of reading the entries now and guess this was an excellent time to be on vacation. Geesh!! Great works!!
    LikeReply 12 months ago
  • Jacobbenjaminray
    I wish there was a way to see if I received any votes even tho I didn’t win
    LikeReply 12 months ago
    • lovingempath
      Normally you will receive an email notice every time you get a vote; along with the comment they left, if they left one. If you didn't receive a notice at all; that means you didn't receive any votes. I know that feeling well :). Keep trying!!! 
      LikeReply 12 months ago
    • Jacobbenjaminray
      thank you for that info! I thought for sure I got at least one. lol! Will keep it up. Congrats the winners and their beautiful pieces.
      LikeReply 32 months ago
  • Vixility
    Though I understand, one almost feels a sort of sadness that multiple works could not be voted on by each contestant. I had a lot of favorites in this contest … good luck all.
    LikeReply 42 months ago
  • FLi
    Hi everyone! As of now, I only managed to read very few of the entries for this month's competition. For the past few days, the moment I click "GO TO VOTING PAGE" button, I am often automatically directed to an error page saying - "Error 503 Backend fetch failed"

    Am I the only experiencing this? I would really appreciate any form of answer that can provide solution to this problem. Feel free to reply please. Thank you in advance. :)
     
    LikeReply 22 months ago
    • acronimous
      Hey Fli, we had some issues with our servers in the last couple of hours -- things should be back to normal now...
      LikeReply 12 months ago
    • FLi
      Yehey! Looks like the problem had been fixed. I've been encountering that website issue since February 2.

      It's working well now. Thanks a lot for your kind response. :)
      LikeReply 12 months ago
  • Jewoo525
    Hey good luck everyone! Just wanted all the regular folks know I’m going to be taking a break from writing and competing to focus on my applications due in a month!

    But I’ll make sure to come back to read and comment when I get the chance. Good luck again y’all! 
    LikeReply 62 months ago
    • FLi
      Hi there Jewoo, hope you'll be able to make the most out of your break. We'll wait for your return. :)

      Wish you the best of luck regarding your application. Fighting!
      LikeReply 22 months ago
    • Vixility
      Good luck with those applications! Meanwhile, we’ll be eagerly anticipating your return …
      LikeReply 22 months ago
    • lovingempath
      You're already missed by your fan club Jewoo:) Come back home soon.
      LikeReply2 months ago
  • asmith2024
    So exited for my first competition! Good luck everyone.
    LikeReply 72 months ago
  • acronimous
    As we await the January contest, let's take a moment to cast our votes for the 2023 Poem of the Year. The competition is fierce! https://www.poetry.com/poem-of-the-year/2023
    LikeReply 42 months ago
  • DragonSlayer99
    Also my first entry……
    It hurt, hope someone sees it and it hits
    LikeReply 42 months ago
  • sarahella19
    If anyone can tell me if there is a way to block people from following, that would be helpful! Thank you!!
    LikeReply2 months ago
    • acronimous
      Hello! Blocking followers isn't an option for now, but we're open to adding it if there's enough demand. Thanks for your feedback!
      LikeReply 12 months ago
    • sarahella19
      Gotcha thank you!
      LikeReply2 months ago
  • lazy_poet
    First time submitting, excited to read everyones poems, and get feedback!
    LikeReply 42 months ago
  • sarahella19
    I’m psyched to find out what everyone created this month! I see a couple interesting titles already, and some triggering that unfortunately I won’t be reading, but I can’t wait to dive right in^.^
    LikeReply 32 months ago
  • xxbruhcorvoxx07
    Hope you all enjoy reading my poem Internal Enemy when you get the chance. Super excited to start reading everyone's poems! This is my first poem contest too.
    LikeReply 12 months ago
  • jmell1987
    I am new here and can't wait to start reading everyone's poems!
    LikeReply 32 months ago
  • DragonSlayer99
    Please read my work
    He stood alone… Till VALHALLA

    God bless all our veterans, worldwide
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • katherineb.45444
    Best of luck to all!
    LikeReply 23 months ago
  • Curtissr
    I commend the idea of having monthly contests that are reasonably priced.
    Thank you. Curtis.
    LikeReply 23 months ago
  • FizzyStuff
    Excited, this is my first contest to join. Can't wait to read your poems aswell!
    LikeReply 73 months ago

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“Thank you for the wonderful gift that I received as a runner up for the January contest. The competition has inspired me to go and get my collection of poetry that I have written for my family — you are an amazing group!”

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