Date & Time: April 12 8:00am – 1:45pm
Location: Ruth S. Harley University Center

Adelphi’s annual Poetry Day invites high school students to attend workshops taught by faculty and includes a poetry contest with an awards ceremony, and more!

Discover and Explore your Passion

On Poetry Day we invite you to embark on a journey of metaphors and similes, creation and exploration, rants and raves, snaps and claps and infinite fun! You will enjoy workshops taught by our acclaimed faculty, an awards ceremony to unveil the poetry winners and more. As in years past, students can participate in an open-mic poetry slam that is sure to be electric.

The maximum number of students allowed to participate in Poetry Day is 15 students per school. The event is free and open to all high school grade levels and will be held in-person this year.

This event is part of the Annual High School Special Event Series. Learn more about Adelphi’s English and Creative Writing Department.


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Poetry Day Student Contract

All students must have a signed Poetry Day Student Contract by a parent or legal guardian prior to participating in the event. This form will be provided upon registration.

Poetry Contest

To submit poetry to the poetry contest, please be sure to follow the instructions listed below. Any materials received that are not in accordance with these guidelines may be disqualified.

  • Students may submit up to five pages (single-sided) of poetry (one poem per page for a maximum of five poems).
  • The following information must appear on the front page of the student’s manuscript:
    • Student’s name
    • Student’s grade
    • High school
    • Teacher
    • Title of manuscript
  • The following information must appear on each page of poetry:
    • Student’s name
    • High school
    • Student’s grade
  • Students must participate in Poetry Day to receive an award. All students must attend Poetry Day with a faculty advisor.
  • All Poetry Contest submissions must be emailed as a PDF document to by Friday, March 8, 2024 with the subject “Poetry Contest”. We cannot open Google or Microsoft Word documents.

For more information on the Discover and Explore Event Series, please contact or call 516.877.3690.

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