Are you missing the poetry of the late Mayor Thomas M. Menino? Are you in Boston and in your feelings? Feel like writing something other than internet comments to complete strangers? Then check out the call for submissions for the 2019 Mayor's Poetry Program, curated by Porsha Olayiwola, the newly appointed Poet Laureate of Boston:
“an Alcatraz around my neck"
"People cannot conjugate on the Garden, you know three or more people conjugating on the Boston Public—on the Public Garden"
“I have did my duty...”
The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture have opened submission for the 2019 Mayor's Poetry Program.
The Mayor's Poetry Program at Boston City Hall 2019
Ends on April 14, 2019
CALL FOR POETRY
THE MAYOR’S POETRY PROGRAM AT BOSTON CITY HALL
Along with its rich literary history, Boston is also home to many talented contemporary writers. In honor of the diverse and creative village we call Boston, the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture will display selected poems on the walls of city hall. Poets who reside or work in Boston are invited to send in work to help celebrate the city through poetry and to remind people of what a culturally exciting city Boston is to live and work in.
This year’s theme is “Home”. It is important that writers are able to name the city and their homes for themselves. Submissions can exist at the intersection of the politics of housing and the spirituality of home. The work on the theme is left up to the artist's interpretation.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 14, 2019
Newly appointed, Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola will select 18 poems based on strength of content and style.
Please submit the following:
· 1-3 poems (a maximum of 200 words per poem).
· A brief bio.
For more information, contact:
John Crowley, Curator/Exhibitions Coordinator
Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture
Boston City Hall, Room 802
Boston, Massachusetts 02201
Phone: 617/635-2368 Fax: 617/635-1850
Link source: ( Copy/pasted from the City of Boston Arts and Culture Submittable page: https://cityofbostonartsandculture.submittable.com/submit/78029/the-mayo... )