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Dylan Watch

"When Charles Bukowski Met Bob Dylan": A Contest

With Jim CumminsAs we head into Labor Day weekend, we announce a new contest:
"When Charles Bukowski Met Bob Dylan" 
With this as your title, write a maximum of 14 lines (verse) or 140 words (prose).
Post your entry in the comments field.
Entries will be judged on the criteria of excellence, lucidity, wit, and brevity. Prizes, including a copy of The Best American Poetry 2021, will be given to the best and to the briefest coherent piece of writing. 
Judge: Jim Cummins (pictured left with a poet friend, circa 2009; photo credit Stacey Lehman/ One Fifth)
Contest end date Sept 30
Previous BAP contests were judged by Mark Strand, Paul Violi, and Mark Bibbins.
See the winners for 2007 and 2009.
To see the entries, check the comments field below -- and click here for a couple of others:  

Good luck!

April 25, 2010

April 12, 2010

February 24, 2010

January 26, 2010

January 19, 2010

December 29, 2009

November 15, 2009

October 19, 2009

October 11, 2009

September 07, 2009

August 10, 2009

June 11, 2009

May 21, 2009

April 30, 2009

April 17, 2009

April 02, 2009

March 22, 2009

March 04, 2009

February 02, 2009

January 19, 2009

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

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