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Write a poem in six words.

by TeamSixWords on March 30, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Six-Word Contest #19: Celebrating Poetry Month and Maya Angelou

April is one of the most literary months of the year! Not only is it National Poetry Month, but on April 4th, we also celebrate Maya Angelou’s birthday. In honor of her prolific poetry and an entire month dedicated to verse, we challenge you to write a poem in Six Words. Your six-word poems can include a backstory (we love reading them!), but please submit only one entry per comment. We’re ready for your best rhymes!


Contest runs through Friday, 4/4 until 3:00PM ET. Our winner will take home a sleek key tag thanks to our friends at variouskeytags.com. Submit your entries in the comments below or on our social media pages (remember to tag Six Words!): facebook.com/sixwordmemoirs | twitter.com/sixwords | sixwordmemoirs.tumblr.com


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