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Robert Frost Farm
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Center for New England Culture

The 2014 Frost Farm Prize
Metrical Poetry Contest Open for Entries

DERRY, NH, December 17, 2013 -- The Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, NH, and the Hyla Brook Poets invite submissions for their 4th Annual The Frost Farm Prize for metrical poetry. The winner will walk away with $1,000, publication in Evansville Review and an invitation, with honorarium, to read as part of The Hyla Brook Reading Series at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry in the summer of 2014. This year's judge is award-winning poet and translator Rhina Espaillat.

Last year's winner was Caki Wilkinson of Sewanee, Tennessee, for her poem, "Arts and Crafts." The poem appears in the 2013 edition of The Evansville Review.

"The writing of metrical verse the use of rhyme and/or meter is a precise and challenging craft and we want to celebrate this art form with The Frost Farm Prize," said Robert W. Crawford, co-founder of the Hyla Brook Poets and a Frost Farm Trustee.

Submission guidelines are available at:

Complete Frost Farm Prize Guidelines:
Poems must be original, unpublished and metrical (any metrical form). No translations. There is no limit to the number of poems entered by an individual, but an entry fee of $5 U.S. per poem must accompany the submission (entry fees from outside the United States must be paid in cash or by check drawn on a U.S. bank). You are welcome to submit a poem sequence (a crown of sonnets for example) but each poem will be judged individually -- please send in an entry fee for each poem in the sequence. Make checks payable to the "Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm." Please type the author's name, address, phone number and e-mail address on the back of each entry. Entries will be submitted to the judge anonymously.

Postmarked by April 1, 2014
Send entries to:
Robert Crawford
The Frost Farm Prize
280 Candia Rd.
Chester, NH 03036

The results will be posted at in May 2014. Winner and honorable mentions (if any) will be notified by email or phone. Please DO NOT send an SASE for contest results.

These are the complete guidelines. For more information, visit and "like" the Hyla Brook Poets Facebook page:


About the Frost Farm’s Hyla Brook Poets

The Frost Farm was home to the poet and his family from 1900-1911.  Robert Crawford and Bill Gleed started The Hyla Brook Poets group in 2008.   In addition to a monthly workshop, the group organizes the monthly Hyla Brook Reading Series held from May through September in Frost’s barn.  The Series features emerging poets as well as luminaries such as Maxine Kumin, David Ferry, Wesley McNair, and Rhina Espaillat.

To hear about next year’s contest or for more information on the Hyla Brook Reading Series, join the Hyla Brook Poets Facebook page: