Ends on April 14, 2019

CALL FOR POETRY


THE MAYOR’S POETRY PROGRAM AT BOSTON CITY HALL 

Along with its rich literary history, Boston is also home to many talented contemporary writers. In honor of the diverse and creative village we call Boston, the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture will display selected poems on the walls of city hall. Poets who reside or work in Boston are invited to send in work to help celebrate the city through poetry and to remind people of what a culturally exciting city Boston is to live and work in.  

This year’s theme is “Home”. It is important that writers are able to name the city and their homes for themselves. Submissions can exist at the intersection of the politics of housing and the spirituality of home. The work on the theme is left up to the artist's interpretation.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 14, 2019


Selection Process: 

  • Newly appointed, Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola will select 18 poems based on strength of content and style. 

Please submit the following:

· 1-3 poems (a maximum of 200 words per poem).

· A brief bio.


For more information, contact:

John Crowley, Curator/Exhibitions Coordinator

Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture

Boston City Hall, Room 802

Boston, Massachusetts 02201

Phone: 617/635-2368   Fax: 617/635-1850