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Information for Libraries and Librarians

Poets’ Night Out is a poetry contest and reading sponsored by the Traverse Area District Library, the Friends of the Traverse Area District Library, Horizon Books, and Clark, Walter, Sirrine Architects.

Poets’ Night Out aims to include poets and poetry from the counties of Alcona, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, and Wexford.

Display the PNO Call for Poetry at your library

Download and print our Call for Poetry flyer, then display it in your library where area poets are likely to see it.

  • (2018 call for poetry poster coming soon!) – requires a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader

Promote PNO on your library’s web site

Feel free to promote Poets’ Night Out on your library’s web site by linking to

Provide your patrons with PNO submission forms and rules

Print copies of the PNO 2018 Rules and the PNO Individual Submission Form (PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Viewer required). Make the printed copies available at your library!

Request a previous Chapbook of PNO poetry

E-mail to request a PNO chapbook containing poetry selected for previous years’ Poets’ Night Out contents. PNO chapbooks make an interesting addition to your library’s collection of local works. Cost: $5.00


Please consult the Poets’ Night Out FAQ, or call the Woodmere branch of the Traverse Area District Library at 231-932-8502.