“Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed April 1-30, 2014 as National Poetry Month in the State of Washington, not only to highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievements of American poets, but also to use the observance as a way to send spiritual support to 530 Mudslide communities.
I call upon poets, educators, librarians, public officials and all Washingtonians to observe National Poetry Month in a more meaningful, personal way by using poetry in activities, ceremonies and programs, as a means to offer comfort and solace to those who are suffering as a result of the Oso mudslide.
In keeping with the Governor’s proclamation, the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) encourages poets, students and citizens to submit poems to ArtsWA’s Tumblr forum Art with a Heart – Response to Oso during the month of April to celebrate National Poetry Month and to honor the mudslide victims and communities.” (From the Art with a Heart Tumblr site.)
How to submit a poem:
Go to ArtsWA’s Tumblr at Art with a Heart – Response to Oso.
Type your name and a message about why you picked or wrote the poem.
Include the title of the poem, the author and the publisher if possible.
Note: ArtsWA will review all submissions and reserves the right to edit or reject inappropriate material.