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Jersey City Community Poem
May 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pmFree
Art House Productions is accepting submissions for the Jersey City Community Poem Project. To celebrate National Poetry Month, Art House will create an original, digital, crowdsourced community poem with the theme “Life in the Pandemic and Beyond: Quarantine, Devastation, and Hope for the Future.” Jersey City’s Poet Laureate, Rashad Wright will curate the poem. The second phase of the project will include a video presentation of the poem. This project is sponsored by the City of Jersey City and Office of Cultural Affairs.
Rashad will take lines and excerpts from your submissions and create a crowdsourced, community poem. Once the poem is created, Art House will publish it online, where contributors will be credited, and seek video submissions of community members performing the original work to be compiled in a video presentation.
Life in the Pandemic and Beyond: Quarantine, Devastation, and Hope for the Future
Writers must be currently based in New Jersey.
Submissions can be any form of poetry: haiku, free verse or a rhyming poem, whatever your creative energy tells you!
Submissions should be no longer than 10 lines.
Submissions close Saturday, May 9 at 5:00pm EST.
Please click here for the submission form: https://forms.gle/UyRbNw1RLVjqFV316
This is a community-based and community-centered project and we hope the final poem will be inclusive and accessible to all ages. Please be considerate of this as you craft your submission.