INverse Poetry Archive now accepting entries

INDIANA – The Indiana Arts Commission, in partnership with the Indiana State Library, announced today that INverse, the state poetry archive, is accepting entries.

INverse, an initiative of former Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka, celebrates and preserves the diverse range of Indiana poetry for future generations of Indiana writers and readers. The works of 33 poets were added to the poetry archive in September 2022. 

Miah Michaelsen

“We are excited to once again open the INverse archives to entries,” said Miah Michaelsen, IAC executive director. “INverse is a wonderful celebration of Indiana’s diverse, creative voices and we are proud to partner with the Indiana State Library to preserve Hoosier poetry for all to enjoy.”

All eligible residents of Indiana are encouraged to submit poems to the archive for review. Entries are due April 30.

Click here for a sample submission form, click here to view the guidelines, and click here to visit the archive. 

Information: Indiana State Library.