New Books at the Main Library

Poems Needed

Posted on March 05, 2015 at 11:06 AM


Help our state celebrate its 200th Birthday by submitting a poem, capturing the essence of Wells County, to be considered for inclusion in a book of poetry containing at least one poem from each of the ninety-two counties. The book will be published by Brick Street Poetry Inc. for the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration.

GUIDELINES: Your poem should be no more than 40 lines and can be in any form or in free verse. You must be a current Wells County resident (or have been born and lived here previously for at least 12 years). You don’t need to be a published poet or someone who writes for a living. Just craft your best poem to celebrate life in our county for our state’s birthday. Remember, if you need to check facts for your poem, there’s no better place to find the answers than right here at the library.

SUBMIT: Poems will be collected in person at the Wells County Public Library (Bluffton location or Ossian Branch). Just drop off at the check-out desk.

DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 2015

After the poems have been received, a committee from the library will select 3-5 poems to submit to Brick Street Poetry for possible inclusion in the Bicentennial “Birthday Book.”

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Written by Emily Marshall

Hey everyone! I’m Emily Marshall. As the Community Relations Manager for WCPL, I’m usually sitting in front of my computer creating posters in Photoshop, planning library programs, or teaching computer classes. In my spare time, I enjoy reading teen books, watching way too much TV, traveling, playing board games, and trying to convince people that cheesy Hallmark Channel and ABC Family original movies aren't “that bad.” I also love messages, so feel free to email me at emarshall(at)

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