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Photo: Pelican. Treaty Oak (decolorized). Creative Commons License


Inspired by the splendor of the outdoors, the Park Poets of America are calling for poems to highlight and accompany the natural beauty of City of Jacksonville Parks! Selected poems will be unobtrusively featured for park guests to discover and enjoy. All poets, young and old, are encouraged to enter!

rules for entry:

  • Up to four lines

  • On the theme of nature and parks

  • Inspired by the ocean, marshes, or inland forests

Park Poets of America is anonymous collective brought together through nature & writing, as the great outdoors does not answer to only one name.

Thanks for submitting!

Not all submissions will be accepted, copyrighted material belongs to the original holders. By submitting an entry, you acknowledge that your work is original and may be published by Park Poets of America without compensation. 

By submitting, you agree to the above conditions.

support the park poets of America

Your donation will allow the Park Poets of America to install a beautifully engraved plaque with an original poem in one of Jacksonville's lovely city parks. 


We couldn't do it without you! Many thanks to our collaborators, poets, and donors!

  • Ashlie Hufford

  • Bonnie L Boucek

  • Chris Kastle

  • Don White

  • Johanna Nordhorn

  • Eric Deaton

  • Katherine Cloyd

  • Kathy Welsh

  • Kelly Dehlin

  • KnightKrawler

  • Kristen Leckband

  • Lauren Pfanenstiel

  • Marianne Slevin

  • Mehmet Gunes 

  • Michael Harrell

  • Michael Henry Lee 

  • Natalie Otero

  • Niki Philips

  • Paula Veloso Babadi

  • Pat Krause

  • Ruth Van Alstine

  • Sally Constain

  • Sharon Scholl

  • Shutta Crum

  • Steffani Fletcher 

  • Taryn Wharwood

  • Theresa Rykaczewski

  • Todd Rykaczewski 

  • Zuleika Merced 

Bringing together poetry & Nature

This opportunity to bring the art of poetry into the natural spaces of our City of Jacksonville's Parks & Recreation areas is brought to you by collaboration from Hope at Hand, Inc. & Word Revolt Art Gallery, Inc. 

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