Calling All Student Poets!

Do you write poetry? Are you a USF Student? Want to perform your original work in celebration of National Poetry Month? Then keep reading!

The Gleeson Library Poetry Committee is gearing up for our 4th annual faculty, staff, and student reading. Lily Iona MacKenzie and Kelci M. Kelci (yours truly) will headline, and we want some student poets to open up the show.

The reading will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in the library’s Rare Book Room from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you are a student 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 study at USF
• A list of 5-30 books or authors that are essential to your life as a poet

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 16, 2012.

If you apply, please make sure you will be available to read on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Please understand the number of readers on the program will be limited and the selection committee is seeking a diverse representation of USF students to complement the established readers. 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

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