Are you a poet? We want you!

Do you write poetry or know someone who does? Then keep reading!

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center is accepting submissions for its annual student, staff, and faculty poetry reading in celebration of National Poetry Month. The reading will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:30 – 7 pm.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please apply by emailing the selection committee at

The deadline to send us the following information is Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • 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/teach/do 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 24, 2014 from 5:30 – 7 pm.


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

We couldn’t be more thrilled to read your poetry, so why wait? Send us your application now!

The Gleeson Library Poetry Selection Committee

Colette Hayes – Stacks Coordinator
Matthew Collins – Senior Assistant Head of Access Services
Kelci Baughman McDowell – Reference Library Assistant

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