Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets 2021 Calendar Submissions

Theme: Home

Submission Period: November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Editors: Keesia Hyzer, Nancy Jesse & Gillian Nevers



The theme for the 2021 calendar is “Home,” and we share an inspiration by Bruce Dethlefsen below.


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Where are the Bees VI
by Helen R. Klebesadel

Learn more at www.klebesadel.com

The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets will begin accepting poems for the 2021 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar beginning November 1, 2019. The theme is “Home.”


Home is where you hang your hat, where they have to let you in, and where the deer and the antelope play. They say you can’t go home again, but we all call earth our home. There are homes for orphans, unwed mothers, and old soldiers. Dress up fancy for the homecoming dance. Have some home cookin’. Do some home repairs, and show home movies. Retirees and snails keep mobile homes. Home is where you face the toughest pitchers, and score when you hit a homerun. You can run away from home, be homeless, and be homesick. Hold the gem of “home” in your hand, turn it slowly in the light, and see your reflection and inspiration in each of its facets.
— Bruce Dethlefsen

Poets must be at least 18, a resident of Wisconsin or have a close connection to Wisconsin.

Submission Guidelines & How to Enter here.

Submissions received prior to November 1st will be returned.