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Call for Submissions from Poets and Artists on Merseyside | 05-Jan-06


Closing date: January 20

Poetry in the City (PIC) is Liverpool's annual poetry festival. Now in its second year the festival has developed to include a series of innovative residencies and commissions. These commissions will be paid - pending funding
NB. Poetry and the City is funded by the Arts Council to run readings, workshops and events between April 24 - May 7, 2006. The following commissions are additional and part of a second bid to Liverpool's Culture Company....

1. PIC Poster Project
On the theme 'Heart of the City'
The chosen artwork will appear on posters and on the cover of Orbis Quarterly International Literary Journal, where the chosen poem will also be published.

Send either 3 poems, 3 illustrations , or 3 of each.
Illustrations: in black and white, or colour, A4 size
Poems: maximum 40 lines

Please include full contact details, brief CV, and SAE for reply. Send to: Carole Baldock, 17 Greenhow Avenue, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 5EL

2. PIC Two week poetry residency.
Neon Highway and Poetry in the City are seeking a poet-in-residence to reflect the idea of 'PLACE' in the heart of Liverpool's alternative art and music area. Located on Slater Street the residency will encompass all/ any aspects of the urban environment within this space.

We are seeking someone with innovative and contemporary ideas. Experimental and non-traditional approaches are encouraged, as are unknown poets and people with project ideas involving poetry with other aspects of creative media.

All proposals will be looked at and the position will be chosen on the basis of samples of work submitted.
entries to:

3. PIC Poetry Translation Commission.
The translation project will celebrate the link in Liverpool between its poets and local communities. A poem is to be commissioned by PIC from a non-English language poet resident in Liverpool. A literal translation of this poem will be made by a professional translator and then passed to an English language poet to make a final 'poetic' translation. The two poets will meet to compare the poetic similarities and differences that arise during the process and will be asked to document their discussions.

Both versions of the poem will be presented at the DGPS Guest Night with Levi Tafari at the Unity Theatre, and in the local media.

You must be able to commit to the creative process between February and April 06. Send three poems, a c.v. and short statement about your interest in translation/ world poetries to Eleanor Rees, PIC c/o First Floor, Liver House, 96 Bold Street, L1 4HY or to

4. PIC Music and Poetry collaboration
Details to follow when the musician/s are finalised: via e-mail if you're on our e-mail list; available at Open Floor if you are on postal list.
Application process will be three poems, a c.v. and short statement about your interest in music/ text.

Note: All poets/ artists must be resident on Merseyside and available between the 24th April - 7th May 06 for promotional activities as requested.

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