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Seattle’s Favorite Poems – Deadline to Submit Extended to 5/31

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What’s your favorite poem? Share your favorite poem and you could be selected to read it onstage with Robert Pinsky, 39th Poet Laureate of the United States, at the Seattle’s Favorite Poems event at Town Hall on Sept. 18.

Inspired by the Favorite Poem Project, Pinsky’s initiative as U.S. Poet Laureate, Seattle’s Favorite Poems will celebrate poetry’s role in the lives of Seattleites.

Proposed poems can be submitted from Tuesday, April 1 through Saturday May 31 online (see below), or in person at any Library location (submission forms and drop boxes will be available).

From the poems submitted, 12 to 15 individuals will be invited to join Pinsky onstage and read their favorite poem on Sept. 18. Poems must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Reflect the aesthetics, culture and diversity of Seattle.
  • Written by a published poet.
  • An English translation must be available for poems written in other languages.

This event is presented in partnership with The Seattle Public Library, Hugo House, Poetry Northwest, Seattle Arts & Lectures and Town Hall Seattle.

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