Poetry contest: Poems of Provocation and Witness. Judged by Tim Seibles. Recession rate: $20, up to 3 poems; benefits Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Washington, DC. $1000 in prizes; free festival registration to top 3. Winner reads at 2014 festival, March 27-30 and poem published on website. Postmark deadline: November 1. Guidelines: www.splitthisrock.org.