Poetry Callout for August: Ah, to be young!

George Bernard Shaw said that youth is the most beautiful thing in the world, adding “what a pity that it has to be wasted on children.” We have all been young and (arguably) in that beautiful state and perhaps unable to fully appreciate its benefits. But now we at the Glebe Report, for the August Poetry Quarter, are asking the poets among us to contemplate, poetically, the experience of being young – what childhood means, how memories of that time have prevailed. Or if you are still young, how you feel about it today. As usual, poems should be:

• Original and unpublished in any medium (no poems submitted elsewhere, please);
• No more than 30 lines each;
• On any aspect of the theme within the bounds of public discourse; and
• Submitted on or before Monday, July 29, 2024.

Poets in the National Capital Region of all ages welcome (school-age poets, please indicate your grade and school). Please send your entries (up to 5 poems that meet the criteria) to editor@ glebereport. ca. Remember to send us your contact information and your grade and school if you are in school.

Deadline: Monday, July 29, 2024

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