Saturday, 5 December 2009

the poetry twentyten project

As a result of a suggestion from regular correspondent Dominic Rivron a new web-zine poetry magazine has been launched at Poet-in-Residence. Simply click on the poetry twentyten image to go there and get involved. And if you like the idea, invite your friends to do the same.

By the end of 2010 there will exist at poetry twentyten a selection of top quality contemporary poetry from all around the world which the reader will be able to print-off using a maximum of 15 sheets of paper and no expensive coloured ink. There will be no fancy fonts and photos. There will be no need to upload space-hungry megabyte software.

Poetry twentyten proposes to let the poetry speak for itself. Our working motto will be based on the words of the American poet Walt Whitman: Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but it is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.

Anyone, anywhere, who can muster ten to twenty lines of poetry, between now and the end of October 2010 is welcome to submit. That's it. That's all there is to do.


  1. I bet you get inumdated! Great idea, so here's to 2010. :)

  2. jinksy, let's hope we do :)!
    By the way there's one of the most amazing pictures I've ever seen of the the stars above the Himalayas. If you click on the red text on the 'Astronomy Picture of the Day' (5th December) at Bard on the Run -and enlarge - then if you move your cursor over the picture the names of the mountains and some of the stars appear. It's magic. It's beautiful.

  3. What a wonderful idea.

    I shall pass the word around and may even send some of my own poems.

  4. Thank you Caroline! Please do send.
    And good luck with yours, Weaver.

  5. Excellent!
    I shall try to remember to send a few :)

  6. That stars picture is brilliant in all senses of the word!
    Hope you don't mind - I have given your project a mention on my blog today.
    Have a good Sunday evening warm and cosy by the fire.

  7. I will be working on this shortly - now added to my 'to do' list for 2010.

  8. Thank you again Weaver! And also thanks to Leather and Wild Child.


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