• Mark Doty
  • Kwame Dawes with Jefferson Rose Band
  • Derek Sheffield
  • Emily Warn
  • Festival Workshops
  • Students sharing poetry
  • Fritha Strand-Davern paints to poetry
  • Tim McNulty
  • Sherman Alexie
  • The Jefferson Rose Band
  • Tony Curtis in Schools
  • Red Pine
  • Oliver de la Paz
  • Robert Hass
  • Paul Hunter and Rachel Rose in session with students
  • Patrick Lane
  • Students read at open mic
  • Tom Robbins
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Jericho Brown
  • Oliver de la Paz
  • Kurtis Lamkin in schools
  • Matt Gano and students
  • Students at 2014 festival

Our mission is to support lifelong literacy and cultural diversity through the writing, reading, performing, and teaching of poetry in Northwest Washington schools and communities.

Presented by the Skagit River Poetry Foundation


Phyllis 2008

Skagit River Poetry Foundation
The 2nd Biennial Phyllis L. Ennes Poetry Contest
Open to all Pacific Northwest poets: Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, Canada
Contest Judge, Michael Wiegers, editor Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, Washington

Submit three previously unpublished poems on a Word document via email to: skagitcontest@gmail.com
Include contact information
¥    Name
¥    Home address
¥    Email address
¥    Phone

Blind Reading fee $15 for each three poem submission:
Unlimited submissions
Adult and student categories

Make checks payable SRPF
PO Box 238
La Conner, WA 98257

Due Date: December 15, 2015 5 PM
Winners announced April, 2016
Winning poem published in Skagit River Poetry Festival Poets’ Anthology
Winner invited to be included in lineup at 9th Biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival,
La Conner, WA, May 19-22, 2016
For more information contact Molly McNulty at directorsrpp@gmail.com
$500 cash award to 1st Place winner
$100 cash award to 1st Place student winner