In November 2018, we said goodbye to our friend. Roger was a poet whose work got better each time he sat down to write. Before he died he asked me to do him one last favor—to create a poetry contest in his name. Thanks to his family, we have $200 to give away in prizes.
Rules: You may submit up to three poems. Your poetry should tell a story, offer a message, and/or be a fine example of observance of life’s challenges or celebrations.
You must be a resident of Florida, (yes, snowbirds with a
First prize is $100. / Second prize is $75. / Third prize is $25. Your poem may also be included in the fourth volume of Odet, a Florida literary journal, scheduled to be published in February 2020.
Judges will include Safety Harbor’s poet laureate and members of Roger’s
Submissions should be emailed to:
Or, mail your entry to:
Safety Harbor Writers and Poets
Roger Howard Poetry Prize
690 Main St. Box 11
Safety Harbor, Fl 35695