The Poetry Archive : Call for submissions, Poetry Archive WordView 2020

Closing Date: 10 September 2020

The Poetry Archive

Location: UK

Remuneration: £100


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This is the 20th anniversary of the Poetry Archive’s first poetry recording and with our live recording programme necessarily suspended, we wanted to find new ways to include poets so we can preserve the poetry which records this extraordinary year.

From April 10th to September 10th 2020 we are opening up our archives to all poets, asking that they make a video/film recording of themselves reading or reciting a single poem  – for example through their phones or through social media ‘live’ platforms – and send their recording to us. We will publish the poems to our new Poetry Archive YouTube channel where visitors around the world can hear these poems and find out more about the poets who created them. At the close of our call-out a panel led by Imtiaz Dhaker will select their favourite poems to appear in the Poetry Archive WordView 2020 Collection to be celebrated on our website. Through the year will be inviting a range of curators to create a series of collections and virtual poetry events and festivals in partnership with other organisations which will be promoted around the world through our marketing and social media.

For more information and details on how to submit your poem. please visit our website.