In 2019, editor Elle Aviv Newton launched our poetry challenge. For nineteen weeks, we shared an image from recent news coverage and gave writers six days to submit an original poem inspired by the image. The winning works were selected for publication in the pages of Poets Reading the News and shared with thousands of readers via our newsletter and social media channels. Thank you to the many, many writers who participated in this ekphrastic project and the nineteen winning poems and their writers! We are not currently presenting new poetry challenges, so that we may focus on our many projects both within and outside Poets Reading the News. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on our latest projects, events and publications.