Hello, fellow FWJers!
A recent article from the Poetry Foundation mentions some of the many poets Poetry magazine has published in the last 100 years. Since Poetry is a Chicago-based organization, several of these contributors hail from Illinois. (By the way, if you’re a fan of Illinois poets, join us at our Illinois Poets Past and Present event in March 2012!)
So, with that in mind, we have a little game for you. Can you answer the following questions?
- How many poets named anywhere in the Poetry Foundation article are Illinois poets? We define “Illinois poet” as one who was born in Illinois and whose writing reflects their time living in the state, and/or a poet who was a resident of Illinois when writing even if they were born elsewhere or moved away.
- How many of these Illinois poets are living now?
Anyone who sends us the correct answers to both questions by April 21, 2012, will win their choice of
- a one-year subscription to FWJ, or
- any one of the books advertised as a Premium on our donations page, found here.
Send your answers to editors [at] fifthwednesdayjournal [dot] org with the subject line “Illinois Poets Contest” by April 21. We hope to hear from you!