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“Walk on Words” poetry contest under way


The city of Palmdale is calling all aspiring poets to submit their work as part of “Walk on Words,” a poetry contest open to all ages, which will culminate with the winning poem being stamped in concrete at Poncitlán Square.

“We’re encouraging all Antelope Valley residents to enter an original poem in our free contest,” said Palmdale Community Programs Supervisor Trish Jones. “We’re calling it ‘Walk on Words’ because the winning poem will be published in concrete at Poncitlán Square, and unveiled to the public at Thursday Night on the Square (TNOTS) on Aug. 22.”

The contest is open to all ages now through July 15. Poems must be original compositions written by the submitting poet, no more than 12 lines long, including title, with a maximum of 35 characters per line, including spaces. All poems must be submitted electronically at the official website which also has complete rules and regulations:

“So, get your artistic juices flowing and send in your poetry,” Jones added. “Who knows? You may just have your work inscribed permanently at TNOTS.”

Earlier this year, the city created a Public Art Committee to explore ways to better engage residents in the arts and provide avenues for those creative expressions.

For more information, call (661) 267-5611.