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Georges River Land Trust

Place-Based Poetry Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in participating in this Earth Day celebration by creating poems inspired by the Georges River watershed region. Please review the following guidelines for poetry submissions. If you would like further information, please contact us.

  1. Poems should be typed/printed on standard paper. Child poets may write their poems in long hand so long as they are neat and legible. 
  2. Please include your name and contact information (phone and email, if you have one), with each poem. Please title your poems as well.
  3. For ideas about where to get inspiration in our watershed, see our list of conservation properties.
  4. We request that poets visually depict the places that inspired their written word. This will help make the connection between poem and place for those attending the Earth Day reading. The visual depiction can be in the form of a map, photograph, drawing, painting, or other creative medium.
  5. Poems need to be sent to the Land Trust by Wednesday, April 17, 2013.  
  6. There is no fee to enter and you do not need to reside in Rockland to participate.
  7. Please plan on attending the poetry reading event on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2013.  We will invite all people who submitted poems to read theirs unless they request otherwise.
  8. The Land Trust will ask poets for permission to publish their poems in future publications to promote “quality of place” and the connections between the arts and landscapes.
  9. Please encourage others to submit. This is a fun and exciting way to celebrate National Poetry Month.
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