Statewide competition planned for young Illinois poets

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois poets are being given a chance to show their stuff in a statewide completion. Secretary of State Jesse White says in a news release that entry forms are now available for the 13th annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award. The competition is named after the late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who was also at one time the Illinois Poet Laureate.