Friday, May 25, 2007

The Running Poets of Green Lake


INSTIGATION #2
Dear Poets,

Well here it is, 11 months into my year-long poetry/performance. I started taking my desk out to Green Lake on 1 July 2006. It's nearly July 2007 now! It's been a long and wonderful year. As my project winds down, I've started to organize some "instigations" to celebrate. For "Burning a Hole through the Seattle Freeze with Poetry" on 29 April, I took a blow torch to a 300lb block of ice. Once I'd melted a hole through it, I read "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost to people on the other side. It was a curious and beautiful object.
I am organizing now, "The Running Poets of Green Lake." As you know, the Green Lake pedestrian path is a 2.8 mile loop in the heart of Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood. It is wildly popular and thus a perfect place for poetry to go public. Participating runners will take a spin around the lake on Sunday 10 June 2007 while wearing poems written by local living poets.

I'd like you to participate!

1. Submit 1 short poem (max. 15 lines) to be printed on a cotton t-shirt
2. Include your name as you'd like it to appear
3. Include a short (5-10 line) bio to pass onto your runner
4. Send all info in the body of an e-mail to: mimiallin@gmail.com
5. Deadline: 5 June 2007!! That's soon.

I'm printing 100 shirts, each with an RPGL logo on the front and a unique poem on the back. Artists retain all rights. If you are a runner or know runners who wish to participate, have them stop by Sunday 10 June (after 9am) for a shirt (72nd & Aurora @ Green Lake).

Thank you for your participation!

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