Our Annual Call for Poetry is happening now for our 2022 Poster Series. The Syracuse Poster Project cordially invites you to participate!
But first, a quick note: as we begin our 21st year of bringing poets and artists together to create civic art in Syracuse, we are modifying our approach to this unique creative collaboration with two basic changes:
One: we are altering the poetic prompt to encompass our new theme of ‘Seven Syracuse Spirits’. With this thematic poetry prompt, we are seeking expressions of place that evoke the character and spirit of Central New York. Rather than ‘naming names’, think of these Seven Syracuse Spirits as muses, personae or archetypes–essentially, the essence of places and experiences that make our region special. The 2022 list of ‘spirits‘ can be found here.
Two: in addition to our usual request for haiku (5-7-5), poets may now submit up to three (3) short, three-to four-line poems in the spirit of haiku. We are asking that these short poems have lines no longer than eight words each. Poets can select up to three ‘spirits’ and submit one haiku / poem for each.
If you’ve submitted poetry before, consider contributing more, honing earlier submissions, or sharing this call for poetry with a friend. If you’re new to the Syracuse Poster Project, think of it as a chance to share your creative talents. Did you know that beyond posters, your work stands a chance of being shared with the public in other ways—through our Shop via specialty note cards and booklets; on our poem-of-the-day features and on large-format flat screens; you may also find your poetry included here on Our Blog.
So, get writing! The deadline for submissions is September 30. To download an Entry Form, click here. To download the Call for Poetry Brochure, click here. Or Contact Us here to be put on our mailing list. We will notify poets of the 2022 Series selection in December.
And, for all you artists out there: If you are interested in participating with this year’s Poster Series, please send your contact information to email@example.com by September 30. For further information, please check out our FAQ Page For Artists, here.
Finally, a note for elementary and secondary school teachers: We enjoy the vision and spirit of student work. If you have your class participate, please help with the selection process: for each class, send us five of your best student hai
Posted by Rosalyn M. Carroll for Syracuse Poster Project.