What better way to debut this wonderful blog than to provide poets around the globe with an amazing chance to present their masterpieces to the masses? So, we hopped on a plane and we wound up, somehow, in Boston!
Calling all Poets! Calling all Poets!
Here before you stands an amazing opportunity. Through many hills and mountains, plus a phone call to some very close friends in high places, I have returned with the holy grail of information.
We are looking for someone who is interested in scripting and potentially performing a piece for a video art exhibit we are developing. The exhibit is at a nationally known historic site, so in addition to the three $500 prizes we are awarding, the winner(s) would also get great exposure – the site sees almost 1 million visitors every year. We wanted to make sure that the Poetry Community knew about the contest, and was wondering if you’d be willing to help us spread the word to your communities via your email list, facebook, or just good old word of mouth?
If you are, this sums it up pretty well:
“Democracy IS a work in progress, which is why we want to open up our creative process! Help us script a video art installation about Lincoln ’s legacy. You could win a $500 prize and possible national exposure! We are looking for a poem that will work as a spoken word piece that can be incorporated into a video art installation that pays tribute to Lincoln ’s legacy and highlights the theme “Democracy is a work in progress.” The winning piece or pieces will imbue the program with a lively, contemporary feel and provoke curiosity, discussion, and reflection about Lincoln ’s legacy. They may be featured at a nationally known historic site that attracts nearly one million visitors annually. All entries must be submitted by 9:00 am EST on April 18, 2011. For full details check out our site: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lincoln-Poetry-Contest/151539681575381?sk=info”
There are a LOT more details at our webpage.
See, didn’t I tell you that it was some amazing information? Now that my staff here has done all of the dirty work, it is up to YOU to write, submit, and perform. Break a mic!
Prose N’ Proper