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Wanted: Wild poets

  Poets who find their inspiration in nature may want to enter the ninth annual wilderness poetry competition sponsored by the Utah Wilderness Association. The group welcomes poems on the theme of wilderness, its preservation and spiritual nature. The winning poet receives $100, and the winning poem and five honorable mentions will be printed in the spring issue of the Utah Wilderness Association Review. Participants can send as many as three poems, each less than 40 lines. Each poem must be accompanied by a $3 entry fee and sent in duplicate, one with name, address and phone number and one without. The deadline is Feb. 15. Contact Poetry/UWA, 455 East 400 South #306, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801/359-1337).