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Below is a summary of open opportunities for poets interested in participating in WordXWord Festival events.



WXW xtra / Poets Creating Conversation

Landscape / Made in the Hills

August 11, 7P

Berkshire Museum
39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

From natural to the built; emotional to political; real or imagined; WXW invites poets to circle around the idea of “landscape.” See what happens. Preregistration required.

Notes for poets interested in participating: Poets Creating Conversation challenges you to provoke and bear witness as we circle around a theme (see above). The fine print - no personal attacks (if you need to address an individual or specific institution in your work, anonymize it). Poetry - 3 minutes or less. Be considerate to the other poets, time yourself ahead of time - trim it, edit it, iron out the creases - make it fit (please).

Poets Creating Conversation is an ongoing series of events that invites and challenges poets to circle loosely around a theme or issue in the current social discourse in order to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience. By sharing personal stories, observations, challenges, as well as moments of inspiration and hope, we weave a tapestry of creative voices that makes us stronger and helps us individually and collectively navigate the way forward.