Tuesday, September 20, 2005

first poem in space

This year's theme for National Poetry Day is The Future, so the Poetry Society have been encouraging people to vote online for one of a shortlist of contemporary poems to be sent into space as representative of earth's poetry. No foreign language poets in this selection, I note, even in translation. But you may love the shortlist, so go, look, read, cast your vote. It's also possible to nominate a poem not on the list, so if none of the poems on offer fire your rockets, you can still make your personal choice known. I'm not sure when the deadline is for voting, but the winning poem will presumably be announced on October 6th, National Poetry Day.

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