Broward County Poet-in-Residence Anastasia Clark presents:
Poetic Tribute to Amelia Earhart
Background: My name is Anastasia Clark and I am a poet living in South Florida. I'm putting together a poetry project for next year (Oct 2011- Sept 2012) which would involve gathering Broward area poets to create poetry that is inspired by the life and legends of Amelia Earhart. I have recently learned of her love of poetry- and thought it might make a fitting tribute to her memory. It would be my third "Broward County Poet-in-Residence" project here in the Fort Lauderdale area. Most of it would be either grant funded or otherwise supported by various businesses.
Objective: To gather 50-60 poems and refine them into a cohesive collection, suitable for public display- dedicated to Amelia Earhart. The poems will be printed on fine paper, featuring the artwork of Shae Christine Elaine Leighland-Pence.
Display / Presentation Opportunities*:
1)- The Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in Atchison, KS has already agreed to accept and display the collection during April 2012 National Poetry Month.
2)- It is anticipated that several Broward County Libraries will display a copy of the collection during April 2012 National Poetry Month.
3)- A public reading of the poems is being planned for the Ft. Lauderdale area.
*I am hoping to share a copy of this collection with as many organizations as possible. If you would be willing to display this tribute, please advise when you could display it?
Sponsorship / Support Opportunities**:
The following items are needed for this project:
1)- Linen paper (grays, light yellows, pink, ivory).
2)- Ink cartridges- black and color ink.
3)- Postage- rolls of stamps or post office gift card.
4)- A leather bound album (for presentation to the Amelia Earhart Birthplace museum).
5)- Plain paper (for flyers and other informal announcements, etc).
6)- Donated gift cards ($25.00 to give to each poet who contributes poetry).
**If you could offer any of these items, your business or organization would be mentioned in all press releases, advertising copy, flyers and other related project materials, including the final display.
Broward County Poet-in-Residence Anastasia Clark Poetry Workshop Series: All About Broward! project!!
2/26/11-Featured in a Sun-Sentinel news article by Chris Guanche
3/12/11-Featured in a 2nd Sun-Sentinel news article by Chris Guanche
The NASFL Museum has contributed to this project and hopefully we're able to display this tribute in the Museum's Exhibit Room in 2012 when all our renovations are completed. We wish you all the best Anastasia!