Father Goose Poetry Contest Submission

Teachers and Parents: submit student poems by MARCH 30, 2024! One poem per student/child please.

You may submit your entries online using the form below or by mailing them to:

Alabama Writers’ Forum
P. O. Box 4777
Montgomery, AL 36103-4777

If mailing, please include the following information, if applicable, for each poem.

Poem Title:
The Poem:
Student Name:
School Name:
Teacher Name:
Teacher Email:

For more information, contact the Alabama Writers’ Forum at poetrycontest@writersforum.org


A poem is a little path
That leads you through the trees.
It takes you to the cliffs and shores,
To anywhere you please.
Follow it and trust your way
With mind and heart as one,
And when the journey’s over,
You’ll find you’ve just begun.

from The Father Goose Treasury of Poetry
by Charles Ghigna