Monday, January 21, 2013

Tacoma Poet Laureate Call for Women Poets

            Tacoma Poet Laureate Josie Emmons Turner invites South Sound Region women poets to join her in celebration of The Gallery at Tacoma Community College’s exhibit Greek and Roman Mythology.  Up to 20 poets will be selected to read on the theme of Gods, Goddesses, and Myths April 19 at 7:00 in the Gallery.
            Poems may be published in a chapbook, funding pending.
            Josie Emmons Turner was appointed Tacoma Poet Laureate 2011-2013 by the Tacoma Arts Commission.  Her work has been published in regional and national journals and during her tenure she has held numerous workshops and events in Tacoma.  In addition, she teaches English at Clover Park High School.
            The Gallery’s Exhibit was curated by gallery director Dr. Jennifer Olson-Rudenko and features the work of numerous artists including Darcy Cline, Bill Colby, Melinda Liebers Cox, Margaret Doty, Marsha Glazière, Ron Hall, David Roholt, Ron Schmidt, Jeffery Stewart, Sharon Styer, William turner, and Greg Yukert. See my review in the Weekly Volcano.
            To submit, send up to three previously unpublished poems on the theme.  The poems should be ones which you would intend to read.  Turner will select the poems and which ones the poet will be reading. 
          Format:  Poems should be no longer than 2 pages.  All poems should be submitted in one MS Word document as an attachment.  Each poem needs to be clearly labeled with the poet’s name, address, email address, and phone number in the upper left-hand corner.  Poem title is to be centered.  Use 12pt. Times New Roman or Georgia fonts ONLY.  Poems not correctly formatted will not be read.
Deadlines:  February 28.  Poets will be notified by March 20 via email.
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