Poem Village 2023: April 15 – May 15

Deadline: April 1, 2023

Submissions open now until April 1st, 2023. Poems will be published and hung in storefront windows in Saranac Lake in mid-April. They will remain up until mid-May. Poems will also be published digitally here, on our website.


  • You must live at least part time in the North Country
  • Your poem must not be longer than 25 lines or 300 words (whichever comes first)
  • Your poem must be your original work

“Every spring in the North County, the April showers cause a variety of poems to flood into the Adirondack Center for Writing, and the deluge creates Poem Village.” — Your neighbors are poets. Maybe you are too! by Mountain Lake PBS Spotlight

Since 2016, ACW has invited writers of all ages, experience levels, and locations within the North Country to send poems to be published and installed in windows in Saranac Lake during National Poetry Month.

Poem Village is an annual, village-wide beautification project that gives writers a chance to publish their work and reach audiences of passersby, visitors, and Saranac Lake locals.

Poem Village 2022

In 2022, ACW hung nearly 300 poems in 60 windows of local businesses and organizations. Special thanks to our sponsors: Adirondack Health, ArtyLadyMsD, Spencer Boatworks, SL Book Nook, Geomatics Land Surveying, Play ADK, and Tell Media.

Poem Village 2021

Check out almost 100 poems from 2021.