The Lenin Poems
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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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