Nature Haiku solicited for Bloomberg Art Project
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Would you like to have your nature poetry displayed along Spartanburg’s Lawson’s Fork Creek and the Cottonwood Trail?
River Poetry is one of nine temporary public art projects created by media-based light artist Erwin Redl for Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light, a public art program funded through the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge. River Poetry includes 12 double-sided LED signs that will be installed along the Cottonwood Trail. Visitors will read lines of poetry overhead as they walk along Lawson’s Fork Creek. The Hub City Writers and Spoken Word Spartanburg will select poems for River Poetry through March 2017.
The opening exhibition will feature Haiku poems about nature and water.
To have your work considered for this project, submit one to three Haiku poems in a Word or PDF document. Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry that consists of three lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have five syllables, and the middle line has seven syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.
The deadline for consideration for this opening exhibit is Sept. 15. Selected writers will be notified by Oct. 1, and their work will be displayed in the fall. Future exhibits will focus on poetry themes such as earth justice/social justice.
You will be notified in October whether your work has been accepted and when it will appear. You must live in Spartanburg County to enter.