About Poetry

A week after I set up this contest, I was at someone’s house and they said, “Hey! We have a box for you. We’ve had it for years and just kept forgetting to give it to you.”

When they handed it over, several treasures were inside, including this poem: On Judging Poetry.

The BATTLE of the BARDS has two poetry categories: Light and Thoughtful.

Kathryn excelled at both and you can, too.

The recipe Kathryn Kay passes on is simple:

  • Say something new with words that ring true
  • Obey grammar’s laws
  • Bring your flair
  • Bring your emotions
  • Don’t chase us away trying to sound perfect

If you do these things, chances are you’re writing great poetry.