Call for Submissions: 2013 Poem Project

In honor of National Poetry Month in April, I’ve decided to hold my own, month-long celebration of excellent poems. But I need your help! You see, inspired by Favorite Poem Project and my friend Jen Knoch’s Keep Toronto Reading coverage, I’m asking you to contribute a video where you talk about and read aloud one of your favorite poems. No need to be fancy or to speak at length, please just share a poem that spoke to you at some point in your life, for whatever reason. I’m hoping to create a small scale kaleidoscope of good poetry, something along the lines of a limited term Verse Daily.

Here’s an excellent example from the Favorite Poem Project, where photographer Seph Rodney explains his love for Plath’s “Nick and the Candlestick”:

Entries will be accepted until April 30th, 2013. Email me at: thatklickitat [at] gmail [dot] com for more information or to submit a link to a YouTube or Vimeo hosted video. I’ll also accept a SoundCloud audiofile, if you’re camera shy. 



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7 responses to “Call for Submissions: 2013 Poem Project

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  3. I’ve referred to this a couple of times in my related articles because I think this is such an awesome idea, and I’m jealous that I didn’t think of it first. 🙂 It’s the sort of thing I like to do for fun, but the idea of calling others together who don’t normally do this, to record one favorite poem and why it’s meaningful to them. . . well, I’m excited to see what you come up with. I’ll submit something, but I am not sure what yet. I will think on one of my earliest or most important influences and record something about that. Thanks for carrying this torch!

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