"If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England."
~from 'The Soldier'
You might have been familiar with the excerpts of the poem "Soldier" which's written by Rupert Brooke. "War" give him much inspiration to write his poems. Most of Brooke's poetry writen in a patriotic mood and naive enthusiasm. This Brooke's position is as the realities of warfare. Some poets, like Thomas Hardy, in other hand took the different position in response war. We can find a pessimistic mood in most of all of Hardy's poems.
How about you? How do you response war. I am sure you have your own choice and you have a lot of idea for your poetry.
I give you a good news that Winning Writer make a poetry competition with the topic about war. You'l get $5,000 in cash prizes, including a top prize of $2,000.
Entries accepted November 15, 2007 - May 31, 2008 (postmark dates)
What to Submit
1-3 original, unpublished poems on the theme of war. Their combined length should not exceed 500 lines. Contestants may enter once per year.
May 31, 2008. Your entry must be postmarked or submitted online by this date.
For more information, visit Winning Writer
You can also join some free poetry contest, here the links:
http://famouspoets.com, join Free poetry contest and get $75.000 in prize
http://www.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/letters.html, Letters about literature
http://www.poetry.com, free poetry contest with $100.000 in prize