PROJECT VERSE…. SEASON 2….. STAY TUNED…..
Project Verse was one of the single most enjoyable experiences of my life. The concept is totally innovative, in that it’s a contest about producing work, not just dusting off your three ‘best’ poems and sending them off to be judged by someone famous; by the end of the contest, I felt like I had produced a mini manuscript out of blood, sweat and tears– those deadlines popped up real quick, every week!
I loved interacting with the judges and the other competitors, and by the end of the summer, I felt like my writing had taken leaps and bounds, and I’d gained several new and valuable friends. I’d recommend it to anyone looking to sharpen their writing skills and have a great time doing it.
~ Emily Van Duyne, Season 1 Winner
You can’t pay for the kind of nose-to-the-grindstone polishing that your words get from an experience like Project Verse. Thanks to Project Verse, me and my poems were introduced to a wide array of priceless criticism. Project Verse gave me confidence in my ability to revise, confidence in my ability to turn out drafts in just a few days. I walked away from Project Verse with a dozen new poems, a dozen more in the bullpen — not to mention offers for interviews and queries for publication. I would encourage poets of any skill level to apply for Project Verse.
~W.F. Roby, Season 1 Top 3 Finalist