The Five-Two 4


The name 5-2 refers to the fifty-two poems that will appear in the course of a year. It also brings to mind police precinct slang. It's pure coincidence that the NYPD's 52nd Precinct is in the Bronx and I am a Yankee fan.

The Five-Two


Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Media & Frequency

A Audio PublicationPublished 52 x per year.
E Electronic PublicationPublished 52 x per year.

Poetry Open

M Mystery/CrimeSubgenre: Crime.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Free verse, Prose poetry.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Humorous, Literary, Realist.
Society/Culture (Crime).
TypeLength Details
PoemUp to 60 lines; Unknown number of pieces.
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N No monetary payment.
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Date Added:
18 Aug 2011
Last Updated:
17 Aug 2017