Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Reading Series for Poets

This sounds like an interesting reading series; I like that poets are asked to read their own work along with the work of other poets (though, given my futile attempts at writing poetry, I guess I need to participate in the reading series that calls for ONLY the work of other poets):

The Poetry at Noon Reading Series at the Library of Congress seeks submissions for the 2007-08 season. To apply, pick one or two themes from among these: Magic and Magicians (reading Oct. 9), Love Poems (reading Feb 12), or Family Names and Nicknames (reading April 22).

Include a cover sheet with the theme as the title; list your name, address, phone, and email; include a one-paragraph bio. Submit 2 of your own poems on the theme and 3 by other poets.

Open to poets who have not read in the series in the past 3 years. Deadline: July 15 (postmarked).

Send to: Patricia Gray, Library of Congress, Poetry and Literature Center, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20540-4861. More info here.


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