A $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in a free contest sponsored by the Celestial Art Society.
There are 50 prizes totaling $5,000.
Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by contest director James Cameron.
"I encourage poets to send in the poem they're most proud of," Cameron said. "I know this contest will produce exciting discoveries."
Entries must be received by July 31, and may be submitted by mail to Free Poetry Contest, PO Box 3336, Central Point, Ore., 97502, or via e-mail at www.freecontest.com.
Those sending entries should include their name and address on the same page as the poem.
A winners' list will be sent to all entrants.