NoirCon is held every two years at the Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia, PA. Organizer Lou Boxer is an enthusiastic supporter of noir poetry as well as fiction. NoirCon 2012 included a panel discussion of noir poetry, and this year, Lou is sponsoring a poetry contest with prizes of $250 and $150.
The deadline to enter the NoirCon 2012 Poetry Contest has been extended to May 31, 2012. In addition to the 1st- and 2nd-place cash prizes, the top ten poems, as judged by Robert Polito, will be published in the NoirCon 2012 program, which resembles a vintage paperback.
Every contest entry raises the profile of noir and crime poetry. Join me.