UC Blue Ash College

Poetry Café

People at Poetry Café event listening to the presenter

The Poetry Café features poetry and music by guest poets and musicians. Along with poetry and song writing contest winners, there are open mic readings, live performances and free food!

Writing Contests

UC Blue Ash College has hosted poetry and songwriting contests for more than a decade to help increase interest in poetry and songwriting among college and high school students. This academic year we have opened it up to encompass UC Blue Ash College faculty, administrators, and staff too.  

Winners can earn prizes and a chance to perform at the Poetry Café!

Prepare your poems, submit, and be ready to perform for the Poetry Café which is now being created and posted virtually. Deadline to submit is Monday March 15, 2021.

High School Poetry Contest

This annual poetry contest open to high school students has been temporarily suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

UC Blue Ash College Poetry Contest

This annual poetry contest is open to UC Blue Ash College students, faculty, administrators, and staff

Winners will be announced in March, and invited to read for our Poetry Café being held virtually. Winning poems published in the Blue Ash Review print and online editions.

Songwriting Contest

This contest is open to all  UC Blue Ash College students, faculty, administrators, and staff

Winners will be announced in March, and invited to perform for our Poetry Café being held virtually. Winning songs published in the Blue Ash Review print and online editions.

Students preforming a song at a Poetry Café event

Contact Information

English & Communication Department
Progress Hall • Room 120B
Program Coordinator
Phone: 513-745-5645
Email: Amber.Kuftic@uc.edu

Email: rhonda.pettit@uc.edu