Mass Poetry is excited to host The Great American Poetry Challenge at Lit Crawl Boston. Get ready to flex your poetry muscles in this competitive creative challenge! Attendees will be grouped into five teams, and each team will be appointed an established poet — Anna V.Q. Ross, Febo, Ben Berman, Enzo Silon Surin, or Colleen Michaels — as their team cheerleader. Mass Poetry will provide a series of prompts (e.g., a certain number of lines, a certain meter, in the style of a certain poet). Each team will have up to 20 minutes to write their poem. For the last 15 minutes, one member from each team will read their poems aloud, and we’ll choose the winning team.
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