April is National Poetry Month and to mark the occasion Alimentum Journal: The Literature of Food is again publishing menupoems. For this project Alimentum is seeking your poems, about a dozen of which will be selected. Selected poems are distributed to participating restaurants so that diners may enjoy reading poetry while reading the menu.
Here are the guidelines:
Short menu- dining-food- related poems.
12-line length limit.
3-poem submission limit.
Deadline-March 4th, 2009. (March Forth!)
Email submission to email@example.com
IMPORTANT- Poems must be pasted into the body of the email, no attachments.
Menupoem examples can be found here.
Thus far I have one menupoem completed for submission. It's a fun subject; give it a try! At a minimum, my memupoems will be published here in April despite vague concerns about feeling like an April Fool. My friend artist Michael Taylor once said to me, 'it's not art until you allow other people to see it.' Michael and artist Virginia Hall have an exhibit opening March 8, 2009, called sensei chic and the seven deadly sins.