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Dylan Watch

"When Charles Bukowski Met Bob Dylan": A Contest

With Jim CumminsAs we head into Labor Day weekend, we announce a new contest:
"When Charles Bukowski Met Bob Dylan" 
With this as your title, write a maximum of 14 lines (verse) or 140 words (prose).
Post your entry in the comments field.
Entries will be judged on the criteria of excellence, lucidity, wit, and brevity. Prizes, including a copy of The Best American Poetry 2021, will be given to the best and to the briefest coherent piece of writing. 
Judge: Jim Cummins (pictured left with a poet friend, circa 2009; photo credit Stacey Lehman/ One Fifth)
Contest end date Sept 30
Previous BAP contests were judged by Mark Strand, Paul Violi, and Mark Bibbins.
See the winners for 2007 and 2009.
To see the entries, check the comments field below -- and click here for a couple of others:  

Good luck!

December 14, 2020

February 03, 2019

April 02, 2018

March 31, 2017

November 12, 2016

October 13, 2016

May 16, 2016

April 21, 2016

October 27, 2015

May 24, 2015

May 03, 2015

February 09, 2015

August 03, 2014

April 07, 2014

February 22, 2014

August 29, 2013

November 12, 2012

April 24, 2012

October 18, 2010

May 31, 2010

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

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