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Request for Poems Live Cultural Coast- submission August 2

Date: 

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:30pm

Request for POEMS

Place Based Publishing

Live Culture Coast

Calling all writers & poets!

Live Culture Coast invites writers to submit short poems to temporarily publish along

three roadside locations as well as in the Live Culture Coast website and event guide!

Theme & Style

Poems shall be modeled after the Burma Shave roadside advertisements, which appeared

throughout the United States from 1925 to 1963. Each advertisement was a catchy poem or

jingle spread out over a series of signs that motorists read as they drove by.

Up to three selected poems will be placed along the Live Culture Coast route—a 135-mile,

excursion through Oregon’s South Coast, where we explore the timeless connections

between land and people.

Writers may submit up to three entries that reflect the ethos of Live Culture Coast and

Oregon’s South Coast: Ferment. Forage. Brew. Bake. Pedal. Paddle. Wander.

Wonder. Forest. River. Tide. Sea. Science. Art. Community. Live Culture Coast is a sensory

celebration of fermentation, creativity & exploration, set along the edge of the continent,

amidst the wilds and wonders of the Southern Oregon Coast.

Entries must follow the Burma Shave format: five lines of one to four words each, and lines

two and five must rhyme. Each poem will consist of six signs—one for each line, and the

final for the Live Culture Coast logo and the poet’s name.

Here are links to examples from Fermentation Fest (which inspired Live Culture Coast):

https://fermentationfest.com/2018-passwords-winners-announced

Submission & Jury Process

* All entries will undergo a blind jury process by members from across the south coast.

* Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 2 by 11:59 pm.

* Entries must be submitted via Google Form.

* Poets will be notified of publication status by Monday, September 9.

Awards

The 3 poems published on roadsigns will earn $50 each.

Up to 10 additional poems published in print and on the website will earn $25 each.

Questions? email liveculturecoast@gmail.com

Submit Poems? http://bit.ly/placebasedpoetry

 

 

 

 

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A Different Slant-Art/Poetry Exhibit.

Art/Poetry Exhibit sponsered by the Port Orford and Langlois Libraries  through June.

How it worked.  Artists were invited to submit their works and were matched to those who write poetry.  The accompanying poems was inspired by the paintings.

Some examples below.  The exhibit is obviously more appreciated in person. (photography not perfect)  A must see and read. Click on poem to enlarge for reading if needed. Read more about A Different Slant-Art/Poetry Exhibit.