Tuesday, January 08, 2013

"tree" - Leaf Press 2013 co-op poem

Since 2009, the editors of Leaf Press organize a collaborate winter poem for the start of the year, collecting couplets from different poets, to publish as co-op poem on the first Monday of the new year.

The theme for 2013 was: "Trees" - now the poem is online: Leafpress co-op poem 2013: tree

It's composed of lines by 37 poets, here the first 4 lines from 4 contributors:

"the sea, the raft, the harbour and the shore
home of hope
lungs of the earth
a ballet, osmosis, umbilicus, nursling: bless..."

Beneath the poem is a version with poet names included. No one knew what the others wrote, the brief guidelines were: "An entry consists of one line or one couplet. Each line approximately 12 syllables."

The co-op series
And  here, for the joy of poetic cooperation, the previous poems:
2012 - Lines Drawn from Greening Winds
2011 - The Change in Winter Light
2010 - Cold
2009 - Snow

About Leaf Press
Leaf Press is an independent press located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Ursula Vaira founded Leaf in 2001 as a poetry chapbook publisher. Since 2007 Leaf has been publishing trade poetry while continuing the chapbook tradition and the weekly on-line Monday's Poem.


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