Monday, June 20, 2011

Oregon Poetic Voices Project 6/24/11

photo from The Goatpoet
...Oregon Poetic Voices Announces Call to Record Local Poets...

Calling all Portland poets! The Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) will host an open recording session at the City Archives building ( 1800 SW 6th Ave, Suite 550) on June 24, 2011, from 1 – 5 p.m. Poets may record up to four poems, at no expense, to be included in the OPV archive, which is hosted by Lewis & Clark College and available on the web at .

All poets, published or not, are welcome to record. This will be a first-come, first-serve event and poets will have about fifteen-minutes allotted to them. Poets should consider these time constraints when deciding which works they want to record.

All participants must be prepared to sign a waiver to allow the recordings and texts to be displayed on the website ( ). Please also bring paper copies of the poems and a biographical statement. All participants will be mailed a CD of their readings.

Recognizing the need for poetry in our lives, the Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) began in 2010, in order to create a comprehensive digital archive of poetry readings that will complement existing print collections of poetry across the state. This sound archive is available online to Oregonians of all ages and geographic locations at libraries, in schools, at home, or visiting the State Library Poetry Room. OPV is funded by the Library Services and Technology Act FFY2011.

For more information, please direct any questions to Poetry Project Fellow, Melissa Dalton at 503-768-8190 or . All local poets are also welcome to schedule an individual appointment to record in the OPV office, located on the Lewis & Clark campus.