POSTED: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 11:45am
UPDATED: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 11:49am
BATON ROUGE, LA — The deadline is drawing near for the John B. Cade Library’s second Pinkie Gordon Lane Poetry Contest. It is open to all 9th-12th graders and Southern University students.
Entrants may submit no more than three poems of up to 35 lines each.
Contestants win an Apple iPod, Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle Fire or an Amazon Kindle Touch.
Poems can be on any subject matter and in any format, and is the original work of the entrant. Submit poems by Feb. 3 to firstname.lastname@example.org  and at the library website, www.lib.subr.edu . Poems can be mailed.
John B. Cade Library, Southern University and A&M College, 167 Roosevelt Steptoe Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70813 Phone: (225)771-4990 Fax: (225)771-4113
The competition is named in honor of the late Pinkie Gordon Lane who served as the chair of the English Department at Southern from 1974 until her retirement in 1986. Lane was the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. from LSU and was Poet Laureate of Louisiana from 1989-1993.