Inspired by the 2009 National Poetry Month Poster design, the Academy of American Poets invites you to capture and share your own ephemeral bits of verse.
Write lines from a favorite poem on a sandy beach, assemble twigs on a hillside, or chalk the sidewalk. Take a photo before it disappears and post it in the Free Verse group page on Flickr, or on the Academy's Fan Page on Facebook, or email your photo to email@example.com
Include the source of your lines in the photo caption.
All photos posted by April 15 will be automatically entered in a contest to win the new Poem in Your Pocket anthology and a commemorative piece of jewelry by San Francisco designer Jeanine Payer, who specializes in hand-engraving lines of poetry on earrings, necklaces, and other items. Selected entries will be featured on Poets.org.
Please note: your submission may be selected by the Academy of American Poets to appear on Poets.org and in National Poetry Month promotional materials. We reserve the right to publish contributions at our discretion unless requested otherwise in the submission. If you are sending a photo for which you do not own the rights, please indicate and specify the content owner in your submission.
To read more about The Free Verse Projectclick here.