here comes everybody

Posted by Daniela Elza on Dec 29 2009

For those of you who are predisposed to play and to experimentation and to collaboration here is something for you from Leaf Press, a publisher of Canadian Poetry. Also check out their Monday’s poem. Maybe you will be tempted not only to contribute to the first one of the year, but perhaps to another Monday of the year.

Collaborative New Year’s Poem:

Last year the first Monday’s Poem of 2009 was given over to a collaborative poem of couplets about snow … some of you may remember last year’s snow! 86 poets participated — you can find the poem here.

This year it is temperature more than snow defines winter. We invite you to send couplets — what’s it really like out there on the streets/fields/forests … or in those unprepared homes during this time of high fuel prices? The working title: “Cold”.

Please do read last year’s poem at the link above to get a feel for line length. Notice: no end-of-line rhyme for this project. We’ll accept lines up to 5:00 p.m. on December 31, 2009.

the title here comes every body is borrowed from the title of Clay Shirky’s book.

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