Iowa City has been designated a City of Literature by UNESCO. The University of Iowa Main Library has an exhibit of the literary life of the town. As part of the exhibit, I am writing The Poetry City Marathon, a 10,000-page poem. The poem is divided into 100 volumes of 100 pages each. The writing began on the 4th of July, and will end on Halloween.~~~~~~~~~~
I'm reserving Volume 98 for submissions. The only requests I have of people are to use Times New Roman and to email it in Word as a jpg file. Also, it would be preferable to use 14 point type. I want this marathon to really expand: "Poetry City has no limits." A person doesn't have to be from Iowa City. To each person who emails me poems for the marathon, I'll email them an electronic file of the volume their poem(s) appear in. That Volume is going to be called (at least for now) The Book of Everybody. So, the marathon is going to be 100 volumes plus as many more are needed.
Also it is important for everybody to know that the copyright stays with the authors. If previously published, I will acknowledge the place of publication.
The Poetry City Marathon is sponsored by Sackter House Media, a non-profit organization for people with disabilities. It is a part of the Extend the Dream Foundation.
Update from Tabatha: Here's the Iowa City Poetry Marathon site and here's my poem for the anthology.
Jennie at Biblio File is hosting this week's Poetry Friday round-up.
And don't forget -- you can still enter my autumn giveaway!