As a guidelines, most poetry theses are 70-120 pages.

I would like to say thank you for your wonderful contest. I can't tell you how excited this year's students were to submit their work. When we presented our poems at our Author's Tea, the parents were very pleased. Presenting your poem and then having it published, is a wonderful way to start the school year.

Poetry by the river—east bank of the river, near U of M campus, April 30, 4 p.m.

Read the following poem and then answer the questions that follow it. Poet for Our Times I write the headlines for a Daily Paper. It’s just a knack one’s born with


As a guidelines, most poetry theses are 48-120 pages.

Poetry thesis: 35 pages (assuming a 10-page artist's statement; a minimum of 25 pages of poetry is expected)

Skye Shirley is a poet living and working in Boston. She received the Dever Fellowship in 2010 after the completion of her poetry thesis, “The Good Women.” Her chapbook Opening the Storm Door received the McCarthy Creative Writing Award in 2009 and her poem "The Paper Called Them Black-Fish" was recently awarded the Gary Fincke Prize for Poetry. Her poems have been published in several journals, including Susquehanna Review, Best Undergraduate Writing of 2009, and Pure Francis.