No present submissions invited.
Past Request (2015)
If you have written a poem on the theme of ‘light’ please let me know about it.
I can’t guarantee I will share it but for 2015 the poetry blog is focusing on this.
If you have an interesting story to go with the creation of your poem that would be cool.
For poems I especially like, I’ll write something about the poet and share their links.
You can share the link of your poem here for me to see it on your blog.
Or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put the poem into the email and not in an attachment.
Past request ( please note no longer current.)
Ripple a small wave that can change everything is the theme for the first celebration of National Poetry Week in the Cardwell Shire.
The Ripple theme does not mean you have to use the word ripple in your poem. You may write about a physical ripple, a memory ripple, a rippling idea or action that has changed the way we think, or act. The idea is that from “little things big things grow” a ripple to a wave, a seed to a tree, a small act like making a paper crane to a peace memorial. Be as creative as you wish.
The Ripple project is primarily aimed at local residents of the Cardwell Shire (Mission Beach, Tully, Kennedy, Murray Upper, Feluga and Cardwell) however, International and out of area submissions are welcome. Backpackers are also welcome to submit work. Yes! you do need a photograph if you are a poet and if photographer you need a poem. The photograph can accompany or provide a visual background to the poem. The photography may be altered in anyway required to suit the poetic work (ie watermarked) but text should be clearly visible.
Collaborative works may be submitted but all authors should be attributed in the submission form. Submissions will not be returned unless sufficient postage is provided so ensure you keep a copy of your work. Entry should not be framed. You may pick up your work from CRACA if you wish or may wish to give CRACA permission to keep it. Giving permission for us to keep it does not guarantee it will be permanently kept.
The poetry wall locations will form a poetry trail which includes CRACA gallery, local Tully library and a website. If your local group is also displaying a poetry wall during poetry week please let us know and we will include it in the trail. Some groups submitting to this project will have participated in workshops to engage them with the project. A submission form must be included with all potential contributions to the wall. Financial Assistance for this project has been provided by QLD govt through Arts Queensland by Cardwell shire Council, RADF. This project is sponsored by CRACA (Cassowary Regional Arts Association incorporated).
This is NOT a competition but is a celebration of poetry!