Calling all poetry lovers!

This spring, The Tribune is inviting people from across the Central Coast to join us in celebrating National Poetry Month by sharing their best original poems.

We welcome every kind of poetry, from sonnets to haiku to free verse.

San Luis Obispo poet laureate James Cushing will read all the entries and select his favorites. We’ll publish those poems in April in the Sunday edition of Central Coast Living.

To submit a poem for consideration (San Luis Obispo County residents only), please send two copies — one with your name, age, city of residence and phone number, and another without any identification.

Poems must be 22 lines or less. Haiku should be exactly 17 syllables or 17 words long. Please limit entries to one poem per person.

Poems must be received by Friday, March 12.

Send your poem to: From Soul to Paper, The Tribune, P. O. Box 112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406. For more information, call Sarah Linn at 781-7907.