Big Bend Poets in collaboration with 100 Thousand Poets for Change present We Who Speak for the Earth: An Earth Day Poetry Infusion to celebrate National Poetry Month and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.
The convergence of the National Poetry Month and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day finds 100 Thousand Poets for Change and Big Bend Poets & Writers spinning with possibilities for ways to bring us together and share our voices while remaining socially apart. So we are launching a special event for poets everywhere to contribute their poems and very short stories, written or in video format, starting Wednesday, April 1 and continuing until Wednesday, April 22. Whatever your poetic or literary style, write about the Earth, your love, appreciation, and gratitude for this miraculous planet we call home, and which indeed is our only home! We hope to see spiritual, indigenous, visual, sensual, erotic, philosophical, romantic, and lyrical writings, plus rants and raves, rap & hip hop; whatever moves you, gets your mind dancing and blood racing! This is an inclusive celebratory, literary event. Let’s raise our pens and voices, infuse the internet, and Speak for the Earth! Before or by April 21 at 12 P.M., please submit your own earth poem, or short story, or a video reading your poem or short story (fiction or non-fiction) or one of your favorites by another poet or author on Facebook at either: 100ThousandPoetsForChangePage with the label #SpeakForTheEarth OR BigBendPoetsandWriters with the label #SpeakForTheEarth. Submission guidelines for Facebook post: Poems should be limited to 32 lines, or one page in length. Any line composition is fine. Poetry videos should be between 2-3 minutes maximum. in viewing time. Short story word count is 2,500 words. One short story, fiction or non-fiction, per submission. If short story read on video, time limit is 10 minutes, please. On Earth Day, April 22, 2020 Gather via Zoom to read poems and short stories live, starting beginning at 7:00 pm EST. For an invitation to this event contact: BigBendPoetsandWriters@gmail.com
2020/04/22 - 2020/04/22
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Submissions to the Facebook Event page may not receive an acknowledgement, due to our very limited staff (all working for the love of poetry!). However applications for the ZOOM reading event will receive a reply.