emmons poetry contest

The Robert emmons poetry contest is held in the spring semester of the academic year.

Robert Emmons is often described as a renaissance man, multi-talented with a wide range of interests. He has been a New York Stock Exchange company CEO, a well-respected international management consultant, a university professor, and an entrepreneur. In addition, he is an art collector and patron, sailor, avid yachtsman, and a poet for more than forty years. The Los Angeles Times called him “a talented poet” and his book Other Places Other Times “a gem of a book.”

Welcome to the Spring 2020

Emmons Poetry conteSt

Subject matter for the three poems is open; however judges will be looking for the following qualities in the winning poems:

  • Clear and precise imagery
  • Eloquence and intelligence of expression
  • Musicality of language


    • First Place - $600
    • Second Place - $400
    • Third Place - $200
    • Three Honorable Mentions - $100 each