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Oakwood has inspired generations of North Carolinians for over 150 years as a place of peaceful respite.

Now is the time to share your inspiration, in the form of a poem, for our first ever Poetry Contest!

We are excited to bring you this unique opportunity, in collaboration with Raleigh’s S0 & So Books and the NC State MFA in Creative Writing Program.

For guidelines and submission process, visit here:  Historic Oakwood Cemetery Poetry Contest


Free to enter.  Kids are welcome to enter, grades 3-12, as well as adults of all ages.

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