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By Nicholas Allen | March 18, 2021

Kicking Off the Fourth Annual Fighting Words Poetry Contest!

We’re thrilled to announce that the 2021 Fighting Words Poetry Contest is now open! We invite all K-12 students in the U.S. and internationally to explore current events, amplify underreported stories, and make their voices heard through poetry. Winners will receive cash prizes and publication on the Pulitzer Center website. Check out last year’s winners and finalists hereDeadline: Saturday, May 15 at 11:59pm EDT.

Want to schedule a virtual poetry writing workshop for your students? Email us to schedule a workshop with the Pulitzer Center education team! If you would like to facilitate this workshop independently, find the lesson plan, writing templates, model poems, suggested stories for every grade level, and more here.

Register here to join the Pulitzer Center and Hemispheres, The International Outreach Consortium at the University of Texas at Austin on Saturday, March 20 at 10:30am CDT for a professional development workshop exploring Fighting Words, and how to write poetry in response to underreported stories.

Webinar for Teachers: Fighting Words Virtual Poetry Workshop

10:00am EDT | Saturday, March 20

Join the Pulitzer Center and Hemispheres: The International Outreach Consortium at University of Texas-Austin for an interactive workshop exploring how students can use poetry to respond to current events, make personal connections to global issues, and make their voices heard. Register here!