Take some poetic license and hit the road in 2010. During National Poetry Month, also known as April, the Academy of American Poets will launch a collaborative multimedia-mapping project—Poem on the Range.
The Academy is calling on bookworms, road-trippers, and literary wayfarers to help picture poetry in place by submitting footage of poetic landmarks, cities, dwellings, streets, roadside ephemera, and other places immortalized by iconic poems.
Share footage from a poetic pilgrimage, or go the extra mile by capturing the experience on video while you read the poem on location. Tag submissions with a short note on what the poem, place, or poet means to you, and upload geotagged content to the Academy's Poem on the Range group page on Flickr or the Academy's Facebook Page, add it to the "Poem on the Range" Google Map, or email your videos or photos to OntheRange@poets.org.
Entries received by April 21, 2010, will be considered for a special National Poetry Month feature on Poets.org, and top entries will be thanked with enough poetry goods to keep you well-versed for all those miles to go.
Need poems to roam by? Get started with a selection of poems about place by visiting www.poets.org/ontherange.
Rules of the Road (a.k.a. Guidelines):
1. Submit your videos or pictures (with a brief description) to Flickr, Facebook, Google Maps, or via email to OntheRange@poets.org by April 21, 2010.
2. Tag all content with the poet's name, poem title, and location (please do not submit content featuring your own poetry).