Send Emily a postcard

December 6, 2019

Emily Dickinson‘s birthday is December 10 and to honor the occasion, The Emily Dickinson Museum, in Amherst, Massachusetts, invites you to send Emily a postcard.

Postcards received by December 10 will be displayed in a special exhibition, “The World Writes Back: Postcards to Emily Dickinson.” (Just learned about this; sorry for the late notice.)

The details and address are here.

more poetry on wheels

June 24, 2019

The Revolving Museum, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, describes itself as “a nomadic nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to the creation of public art projects, exhibitions, educational programs, performances and events that encourage collaboration, experimentation, and a meaningful dialogue between artists, youth, and community members.”

The Museum’s latest project is the Poetry Mobile, which is a poetry-covered pickup truck and 18-foot trailer that displays the words of well-known and local poets, artists, and more than 150 middle school and high school students. Read about it in the Sentinel & Enterprise.

More poetry on wheels.

keys-a-clacking

March 6, 2018

It has been a while since we mentioned typewriter poetry, but here’s a terrific addition to the collection: a program for youth, grades 7 to 12, at the Newton, Massachusetts, Free Library. Once a month, Typewriter Poetry group members gather to compose poems for visiting library patrons. See more in Wicked Local Newton.

Perhaps you, too, have never heard of the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts. But if you have a unique way of exploring poetry on film, take note. As Doublebunny Press explains, “Anyone can make a video of a poet reading a poem, but that’s not what Rabbit Heart is all about. What we’re looking for is what can be done visually with a poem, without showing performance.”

Submissions are now open for the 2017 Rabbit Heart festival. The deadline is July 1, 2017, and the festival is in October. Read the rules. View some Rabbit Heart on YouTube. Submit your film.

And hey, if you win, let us know, okay?

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