NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tis coming on spring, when the birds will sing, and with the approach of National Poetry Month in April, the city library is seeking submissions of verse for its annual anthology.

March 1 is the deadline for proffering any poems for this year's publication.

All are welcome to submit their rhyme and free verse, from a novice to those previously published, and not just to New Brunswick residents but from writers across the state to around the globe.

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All poets who submit to the anthology are invited to read their published poems at the Poetry Reading at the New Brunswick Free Public Library in April. The reading is free and open to the public. More details will be posted closer to April.

For details on submitting poems, visit the library website at www.nbfpl.org. However, there is a limit of one poem per person. Interested persons can contact Librarian Jackie Oshman at nbpoetry@gmail.com or call the library at 732-745-5108, ext. 20, for more information.

People must fill out an entry form available on the library website.

The maximum length for each poem is one page using Times New Roman font, size 12, single-spaced. The library warns that any poems that are too long or take up the width of the page may not be included if they cannot fit.

Poems must be typed in Microsoft Word or Google Docs and emailed as an attachment to nbpoetry@gmail.com