Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Send us your funny, your tragic, your lovely sonnets yearning to be the WINNER!!

The 16th Annual Anne Dittrick Sonnet Contest has officially begun!!  

We are accepting Shakespeare style sonnets from now until May 13th.  
See our Sonnet Contest page for details:

We are thrilled to announce our judging panel this year.  This team of judges will pour over hundreds of sonnets submissions to find a winner and honourable mentions in both High School and Adult categories.   They will be looking for sonnet structure, creative/artistic vision, and use of language.

First on our judging panel is professional poet, Program Director for Louder Than A Bomb: Omaha, and poetry slam master, Matt Mason.

For some poetry inspirations, watch Matt Mason read here (it is not a sonnet- but it is awesome):

Next, we are excited to have a Fine Arts professor at University of South Dakota and the Artistic Director of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, Chaya Bland-Gordon.  And lastly, we have our own Nebraska Shakespeare Artistic Director, Vincent Carlson-Brown rounding out our 2013 judging panel.  

You can submit on our website, via email or snail mail.

Write about LOVE!  Write about WAR!  Write about SUSHI!  Just WRITE and SUBMIT!  

Here are a few examples to get you started:

SONNET 116- William Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark 
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks 
Within his bending sickle's compass come: 
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, 
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved. 

Ode to Chick-Fil-A 
By omgitslindsey

Hot and delicious, crispy and crunchy
Breakfast and dinner, never on Sunday
Tasty and tender, perfectly munchy
When you eat chicken, it's always fun day
Chick-Fil-A nuggets, they are amazing
Crispy waffle fries, always to die for
Don't eat my nuggets, or I'll be tazing!
That smell overwhelms me, outside the door
Oh, I could never work in that kitchen
I would eat up all the party-sized trays
I'm sorry but that chicken is b**chin'
Oh, Chick-Fil-A, you deserve lots of praise!
Truett Cathy, the wonderful founder
I'm so glad that he didn't choose flounder!

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