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Enter DASH Poetry Contest, See Your Words Around Town

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – This morning the City of Alexandria and Alexandria Transit Company announced that submissions are being accepted for the eighth annual “DASHing Words in Motion” poetry contest. Writers aged 16 years or older are invited to submit a poem if they live, work, or study in Alexandria.

Winning entries will be displayed on the sides of DASH buses during National Poetry Month this April.

A city press release describes the contest “as an opportunity to bring literary arts and poetry into everyday life.”

The submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. Visit to find the application in the Literary Programs section.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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