Dear Favorite Poem Contributors,
I want to make you aware of two important dates. First, I will begin to publish your Favorite Poem contributions here on the blog as of September 1, alphabetically by the poet’s last name, ie: Dickinson, Emily. I will likely post 3 poems with comments per week to begin with, so if you haven’t done so already, please DO subscribe to the blog for new post updates. Post updates are all you will receive, so don’t worry that you might be inviting a barrage of unwanted emails. And of course, you can unsubscribe at any time.
SECOND, and very importantly, I’ll be holding the first public reading of Santa Clara County’s Favorite Poems next month, Sunday, September 18th at Barnes&Noble Stevens Creek. I am looking for a first group of readers who will be given 5 minutes each total to read both their previously submitted favorite poem contribution with personal comment. Time limits are strictly enforced. If you chose a lengthy poem, please time your reading and select a portion that will fit our limited schedule.
Readers will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis, so if this is something in which you’d be interested in participating and you are able to commit to the September 18th date, do respond here asap. Include your full name and poem submitted. I will inform you of your selection.
Don’t worry if you can’t join us this time around or aren’t part of the first respondents. I will be holding two other readings in other locations in the County in the coming months.
Thanks again for your contributions and support of poetry in Santa Clara County! I look forward to hearing from you. Please email me your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Clara County Poet Laureate