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deadline approaching for poetry/film collaboration

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Just a reminder to all interested in participating in the poetry/film collaboration: the deadline for your poetry pieces is MAY 6th!!! (unless you have previously contacted me with a legit excuse). So just to refresh your memories, here's the quote from Anna Quindlen again:  
"Otherness posits that there are large groups of people with whom you have nothing in common, not even a discernable shared humanity.  Not only are these groups profoundly different from you, they are also covertly, somehow less: Less worthy. Less moral. Less good.  This sense of otherness is the single most pernicious force in American discourse.  The not-like-us ethos makes so much bigotry possible: Racism, Sexism, Homophobia.  It divides the country as surely as the Mason-Dixon line once did.  And it makes for mean-spirited and punitive politics and policy."
 
 Each poetry piece can comment upon this quote in terms of its domestic or foreign application.  Please feel free to post some of what you are writing in the discussion box so that other poets writing pieces for this project can see what is being written and comment through their poetry.  This will help to make the film (when we get around to that stage) more coherent and aid in making the project as a whole more of a poetic dialogue as opposed to several different fragmented pieces from different poets.  Now, don't be bashful and get writing!
 
If you have just stumbled upon this post and would like more info about this collaboration project, please post your questions to me via the discussion box on the right. thanks!


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nice idea! great way to develop a theme from several perspectives.3/15/2005 4:43:58 AM
ben
I like the idea of posting poems-in-progress, but with the lack of paragraph breaks (no html tags), won't they be sort of hard to read?3/15/2005 11:36:11 AM
stargrazer
hmm.... i hadn't thought of that... maybe we need some symbol that would signify a paragraph break... like: ^ or #..... what do you think? will that suffice?3/15/2005 7:07:10 PM
pax
We could do it "song lyric" style / with slashes / maybe?3/16/2005 9:55:11 AM
stargrazer
that would work, peter. good idea.3/17/2005 4:09:36 AM
ben
"Riverbed Memory #1," March 9, 2005 // “I was born and raised in a body bag,” she said, / “full of holes so I could trickle in and out.” // Pushing into her like a river, insistently / Turning her smooth round river stones / Smoothed and polished by unconscious actions / Of her life / Turning them over and over / Finding one side as smooth as the other / As smooth and gray and soft as stones will get // Pouring into me like a river, / Pouring out again and leaving me thirsty / Longing for a river of my own / River stones of my own / Riverbanks of my own / Carved landscape shapes / And hanging rushes / And exposed roots / Of my own // Wandering riverbeds / Of my own // For an instant, / I catch her in the play / Of sunlight on her surface / For a moment / I see her revealed / In the fleeting solar glance / Briefly I hold her in my hand / As she trickles through my fingers / Smooth / And rounded / As soft as stones will get.3/17/2005 11:42:41 AM
stargrazer
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