Poetry publication in honour of 75th

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Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby Pete » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:18 pm

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You’re Our Man: A Call For Poetry Submissions
You’re Our Man: a call for poetry submissions - in honour of Leonard Cohen’s 75th birthday on September 21, the Foundation for Public Poetry/Fondation Poésie Publique is seeking submissions of poetry (poetic responses) based upon Leonard Cohen’s poetry. A maximum of seventy-five poems will be selected for this publication.

The publication is a fundraising initiative to help support the commencement of a Leonard Cohen Poet-In-Residence program at Leonard’s old high school (Westmount High).

All submissions will be considered to grant the Foundation for Public Poetry first serial rights. Submissions should include a note of reference to the Cohen poem which the author is responding to. Authors should also include a three-line biography and complete contact information.

For more information, please email: publicpoetry@gmail.com.

Deadline for submissions is July 12, 2009.
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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby Puddingdale » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:59 pm

Thanks a lot for the information. As the deadline will be very soon I could only sent an older, stupid little poem :oops: but who knows what miracles might happen? God's alive, magic is afoot... :)
Good luck to all the contributers! And I hope the project will really be of some help.
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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby lizzytysh » Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:57 am

I'm so glad that Leonard is being able to see all this happening in his lifetime.


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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby naf nehoC dranoeL » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:44 pm

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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby naf nehoC dranoeL » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:03 am

These two men must have been twin-related.
Watch the Montreal 1961 in between.
Best poetries are to be sung.

This one rocks even after nearly 50 years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faMV_drSouA
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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby naf nehoC dranoeL » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:13 am

My final contribution to this topic om behalf of Jacques Brel.
Sure Mr. Cohen will spell the words one by one, since he is familiar to the french language.
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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby lynncrystal » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:36 pm

I just got the wonderful news today that my poem was accepted for this anthology -- I am so honored and excited and especially joyful that Leonard is being celebrated in this special way!

Lynn
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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby Womanfromaroom » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:56 pm

lynncrystal wrote:I just got the wonderful news today that my poem was accepted for this anthology -- I am so honored and excited and especially joyful that Leonard is being celebrated in this special way!

Lynn


Dear Lynn,

that is indeed special, congratulations! Is there any possibility that we may read your poem, please? That would be fantastic - thanks!!
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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby lynncrystal » Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:31 am

Hi Womanfromaroom,

Thanks -I'd love to share it, but I'm not sure if it's allowed - I believe it can't be printed anywhere (print or internet) until it's released in the book. If I find out differently, I'll be happy to post it!

Lynn
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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby hydriot » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:11 pm

I too was touched to learn today that one of my poems has been accepted.
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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby lynncrystal » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:02 pm

hydriot wrote:I too was touched to learn today that one of my poems has been accepted.


Congratulations, hydriot!

I'll look forward to seeing it in the book.

Best, Lynn
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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby Inna » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:41 pm

A great honor. My poem was also accepted.
Looking forward to reading yours in the book.
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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby lynncrystal » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:22 pm

Inna wrote:A great honor. My poem was also accepted.
Looking forward to reading yours in the book.


Congratulations to you too, Inna - look forward to reading yours as well!

Lynn
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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby dustyouseldomsee » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:21 pm

hello everybody,

i'm new to this forum and i have joined because i would like to honour Our Man as well :) it so happens that he has inspired me in writing some poems and i was searching this site to see if there is any way to thank him for that (and for the fact that meeting him has changed my life quite a bit), and i stumbled onto the amazing gifts you are planning for him. unfortunately, i'm a bit too late for the poem book, but perhaps still in time for something else?

i am extremely happy he'll be coming for the second time in my hometown (bucharest), last year it was actually on his birthday :)

thank you in advance for any help!

alex
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Re: Poetry publication in honour of 75th

Postby Pete » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:10 pm

Congratulations to all of you who have been successful in this venture.
And here's me who started the thread and my poem was rejected :( ...
I look forward to reading them all...at least I will be emailed the details of how to buy it when it does get published.

Again, well done!!

Pete
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