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Call for poetry
For 2013, the Syracuse Poster Project will supplement its traditional poster series with a poster of church-going women in fancy hats (see image at left). The project now invites Central New York poets to submit haiku poems to both the special and traditional aspects of the poster series. The submission deadline is Sept. 7.
Each year the project brings together artists from Syracuse University and poets from the community to create a series of 16 posters for the poster panels of downtown Syracuse. Each poster features an illustrated poem about the downtown, city or nearby countryside.
For its 12th annual series, the project will create 15 posters the traditional way, in which the poems come first and the illustrations second, and one poster the reverse way, in which the illustration comes first and the poem second.
Yvonne Buchanan, instructor for the illustration program at Syracuse University, created the accompanying image of church-going women to serve the reverse aspect of the project. Buchanan will finalize the illustration, currently in draft form, in the fall semester. Poets may write haiku on Syracuse subjects of their choice and or a haiku to complement the illustration by Buchanan.
The project announces the selected poets in December. It then proceeds with final production of the posters, which appear in April.
For entry materials, books and guidelines on writing haiku, see the web site, www.posterproject.org.
Syracuse Poster Project
207 Paul Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206