My friend Susan Rich has a poem in an online Poetry Competition on the TIMES ONLINE. It's a wonderful poem called "Different Places to Pray" and I think it's the best of all the poems showcased there.
Here's the first line to peak your interest:
Everywhere, everywhere she wrote; something is falling –
Anyway, it's sort of the American Idol version for poets meaning, we do the voting. And if she wins, it's $2000 Euros! A pretty nice deal.
Susan's poem was selected from about 3000 poems.
So, if you'd like to read her poem in full and help out a fellow poetry friend, go to The TIMES ONLINE to vote. You have to register, but it only takes a few minutes and once you register just go back to the webpage and you can vote for "Different Places to Pray" (you don't have to wait for them to send you a notificiation, which is what I tried to do.)
I had not heard about this contest, but wow, those Euro countries can be very good to their poets! What a nice prize!
Oh and PS you have to vote before the 5th of December.