Listening to every heart
May I ask for your assistance and submissions?
Prairie Inkwells, a poetry group with which I am affiliated, has been approached by Access Kansas, a local television station, to appear for a five minute “Mic Moment” during their “Celebration of the First Amendment” on Saturday, May 31, 2003. My co-founder has said, “you’ll be speaking for us,” so I have signed us up for a booth and a five-minute speaking engagement in front of the “open Mic”.
Now, here is what I would like to do, with YOUR assistance. First, I have a slightly selfish request. I will be taking submissions from you as to what poem of mine might be a fair and proper poem to read at this “Celebration of the First Amendment”. I will announce the poem and the poet who picked it, here in Passions.
Secondly, Bridget Shenachie, my poetry and Passions partner, and I will pick one, two, or three OTHER poems submitted by YOU to read as a member of Passions in Poetry. I will do what I can to include YOUR poetry into a citywide televised event! No, there will be no outlay of funds, from either side; there are no sales of any kind at this time; but it IS a push to put poetry to the forefront of the American populace once again. If you are interested in my sharing your poetry, then please, place the link to your poem previously placed in Passions onto this post. Bridget and I will go through them, and I will advise every one of the choices that I will read at the “Celebration of the First Amendment.”
Submissions will be taken until May 15. Thank you for your assistance!
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;
or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the government for
a redress of grievances.
[This message has been edited by Sunshine (05-05-2003 10:52 PM).]