we What Makes A Good Poet? ~ Naija Poets
My interest is really in this

could it be a hairy person

or master of Shakespearean words?

Must he know the life in prison

like Chris Abani for instance

or the famous white bearded man?

Maybe complexity makes a good poet

or maybe the master of imagery?

My interest is in what makes a good poet,

a good bard, a good muse, a good poetess

I know the renaissance will credit themselves

I'm sure the free verses will raise their hands

the traditionalist sijo, tanka

and haiku moguls will raise hands

claiming a good poet

be candid

to possess an editor

does it make a good poet?

To share poems with friends

does it make a good poet?

To have a published anthology with catchy title

does it make a good poet?

What makes a good poet?

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
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1. The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets

2. Brunel International African Poetry Prize

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4. Mississippi Review Poetry Contest

5. Bayou Magazine's Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry

6. Gemini Magazine Poetry Open

7. The Colorado Review Prize for Poetry

8. USA Gold Pencils Student Poetry Contest

9. The Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize

10. The Backwaters Prize

11. Black River Chapbook Competition

12. Grist's Pro Forma Writing Contest

13. Tethered by Letters 2020 Spring Literary Contest

14. Juxtaprose 2020 Poetry Contest

15. The Cossack Review's October Poetry Prize

16. Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

17. TIFERET Writing Contest

18. Boulevard Emerging Poets Contest

19. The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Award

20. Annual Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award