Sure, you can scrawl rhymes onto the backs of napkins you'll never show anybody, but do you have the-what shall we call it?-outrageous sense of self to enter your best "work" in THE FIRST (and probably last) OC Weekly POETRY CONTEST?!?!? We want to read your best Orange County-inspired poems. Don't send us a buncha crap about how much you love LA, New York City or San Francisco.

For complete guidelines, e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Meister Poet Victor D. Infante, Poet-Friendly OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247.

Now break out those pastoral odes to the Irvine Spectrum and dark ruminations on Jim Silva's soul, and get 'em to us right away. If Bob Dornan can read Yeats in public, we can get away with this!

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