Calling All Poets!

Gleeson Library wants your help celebrating National Poetry Month! We are currently accepting submissions for our 3rd annual Poetry Reading. The deadline to submit is Friday March 18, 2011 Wednesday March 23, 2011.

The reading will be on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 5:00-6:30 pm Wednesday April 27, 2011 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Rare Book Room (3rd Floor) of Gleeson Library.

This year we are looking to make the event more diverse and inclusive so we are accepting submissions from STUDENTS, STAFF, and FACULTY. If you are a poet and are interested in participating, please email the selection committee ( the following information:

• Your name
• Your contact info
• A writing sample of 3-5 poems (max.10 pages) that represents what type of work you intend to read
• A little bit about yourself and what you do/study/teach at USF
• A list of 5-30 books or authors that are essential to your life as a poet

If you apply, please make sure you will be available to read on Thursday, April 28, 2011 Wednesday April 27, 2011 from 5:00-6:30 pm.

Please understand the number of readers on the program will be limited and the selection committee is seeking a diverse representation of USF students, faculty, and staff. We anticipate not being able to accept all applicants. Decisions of the selection committee are final.

Thank you! We look forward to reading your work.


The Gleeson Library Poetry Selection Committee

Colette Hayes – Evening / Weekend Circulation / Reserves Coordinator
Patrick Dunagan – Periodicals & Bindery Specialist
Matthew Collins – Senior Assistant Head of Access Services
Kelci Baughman McDowell – Reference Library Assistant

One thought on “Calling All Poets!”

  1. Please note, the date of the reading has changed and is now Wednesday April 27, 2011 from 5-6:30 p.m.

    Also, we have extended the deadline for submissions. Send us a sample of your work and other documentation by Wednesday March 23, 2011.

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