Free Verse Flickr Project and the Academy of American Poets

Do you love poetry?  Do you love photography?  Or both?  The Academy of American Poets is sponsoring the Free Verse Project. Here is the scoop!

Inspired by the 2009 National Poetry Month Poster which features lines by T. S. Eliot written in a fogged window, the Academy of American Poets invites you to capture and share verse in ephemeral ways.

Recreate a favorite poem off the page and contribute it to the Free Verse project. Write lines on a sandy beach, assemble twigs on a hillside, or chalk the sidewalk. Take a photo before it disappears and post it in the Free Verse group page on Flickr, on the Academy’s Fan Page on Facebook, or email your photo to freeverse@poets.org. Include the source of your lines in the photo caption.  All photos posted by April 15 will be automatically entered to win the new Poem in Your Pocket anthology and a commemorative piece of jewelry by San Francisco designer Jeanine Payer, who specializes in hand-engraving lines of poetry on earrings, necklaces, and other items. Selected entries will also be featured on Poets.org.

For more information, please visit the Free Verse Project Page hosted by the Academy of American Poets at Poets.org.

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