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ATTN: New York State poets who write essays/essayists who love poetry.
Submit an essay of 600 words or less about your favorite poem—tell us why it moves you, inspires you, stays lodged in your brain for years on end, etc. Enter for a chance to have your essay made into a short documentary film starring you!
Kiki Petrosino reads from “Dear Corporation,” by Adam Fell, in Louisville, KY
Kiki Petrosino is the author of Hymn for the Black Terrific (Sarabande, 2013) and Fort Red Border (Sarabande, 2009). She co-edits Transom (http://www.transomjournal.com) an independent on-line poetry journal. Currently, Petrosino is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Louisville.