Friday, June 17, 2011

The internet - a great place to cultivate poetry

Writer-poet Marcus Goodyear doesn't believe that all the tweeting and hopping, the bit to bit and the clip to clip we experience when we surf the internet is making us stupid or shallow. He sees fragmentary communication not as dehumanizing but as poetry! He calls the sharing of our work for free via Creative Commons not laziness or thievery but stewardship and sees poetry as an effective way to steward ideas using internet technology to efficiently whiz them around the universe.

In that context, The Books and Culture arm of Christianity Today challenges poets with a prompt. Here it is verbatim:

Write a poem about cultivation. When I talk about cultivation, I mean agriculture but also creativity and culture itself. I am talking about the little place in your world where you have been given a small plot to grow new things and add to the beauty of God's world. Your deadline is July 1.
Read the whole article here.

So we have 14 days to write a poem and post it on our blogs and then link them in the comments of Marcus's article. Are we up for it?

1 comment:

Maureen said...

I enjoyed Marcus's column, and just finished writing a poem I plan to post close around the 30th.

Congratulations, again, on your piece in Every Day Poems. So pleased you're playing with us, and adding your beauty to the world.