Annual Poetry Contest at the Hudson Public Library

General Information

Poems can be on any theme.

Each participant may enter up to 2 poems.
Pick up an entry form in-person at the library’s Reference Desk or download it online here.

Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, May 31st at 8:30pm by one of these two methods:

  • Handing in your typed poems in-person at the library’s Reference Desk.
    Be sure to attach each poem to an entry form
  • Emailing them directly to Emily Tricco at
    Be sure to include all information from the entry form in the email.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st place in two categories:

  • Adult—ages 18+
  • Teen—ages 12-17

This Year’s Judge – Jennifer L. Freed

Jennifer L. Freed’s poetry has appeared in literary journals such as The Atlanta Review, Poetry East, Cloudbank, The Healing Muse, The Worcester Review, and others, as well as in The Christian    Science Monitor and the medical journals JAMA and CHEST. It is also included in Inner Landscapes: Writers Respond to the Art of Virginia Dehn (Grayson Books, 2013) in The Cancer Poetry Project 2 (Tasora Books, 2013), and in Forgotten Women: A Tribute in Poetry (Grayson Books, 2017). Her very short fiction appears in The Citron Review,  Microfiction MondayPostcard Shorts, 101 Wordsand 50-Word Stories

Poetry Contest Reception

Winners will be announced at the Poetry Reception on Monday, June 26th at 7pm. This event will be held at the Hudson Public Library.