Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Lenin Poems

RISE UP TO THE CALL FOR POETRY
WRITE THE LENIN POEM
The Fremont Lenin has long needed a poem. A poem in bronze, a verse to lift and root, to explain, to challenge. Emma Lazarus saw the Statue of Liberty as a beacon to the world. When you look at the Fremont Lenin, what do you see? This isn’t a call. This is a challenge! Write the Lenin Poem. Now accepting commemorative poems for the Lenin Statue. All ages, languages and genres accepted, but plaque-sized please, bronze ain’t cheap. There is no strict word count. The winning poem will be cast in bronze and the (best of the) rest will appear in a chapbook.

HOW TO SUBMIT
Send your poem as an attachement to mimiallin@gmail.com with the subject line “The Lenin Poems.” Or by first class mail to: A. K. Allin, 600 N 36th St. #210, Seattle, WA 98103. Include your name and contact info on each page. No materials will be returned. Do not send your only copies. Authors retain all rights. Deadline: 1 April 2009.

PUBLIC PERFORMANCE
A “public pouring” of The Lenin Poems will take place on 4 July 2009 at The Lenin Statue in Fremont. The statue may go, but the poem, the poem will stay.

POETRY JUDGES
A. K. Allin, Gregory Crosby, Vanessa DeWolf

DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Wikipedia’s Statue of Lenin (Seattle)
Artists' Republic of Fremont: Lenin Statue
Lenin Statue at Roadside America

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry - would love to submit a poem via e-mail, but the link says page does not exist. Did not see an e-mail address anywhere.....but that is what happens sometimes. In the meantime I posted poems on the fremont news blog.......please re-post e-mail address

12:00 PM  
Blogger A. K. Allin said...

You're right. That link didn't go anywhere! Hmmm. Here's my email- mimiallin@gmail.com. That's been added to the post. Thanks for letting me know. I'll look forward to receiving your poems.
Best,
aka

9:56 PM  

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