The Ottawa Public Library is running a 5-day contest contest called ‘Poetry on spines / Poésie sur dos’ to celebrate National Poetry Month.
How to play?
The subject of the photo should be book spines. Align them in a creative way to make poetry with the found titles. Here’s one:
English and French entries will be accepted from April 7-11. Take your own photo of a stack of books from your shelves or what you find at the library.
Send your picture (in a decently sharp legible size) to communications@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.
Include your name, phone number, home branch and Twitter handle (if you have one) in the email.
Submissions will be judged over the April 12-13 weekend by Pearl Pirie (English) and Gilles Latour (French).
Winners, one in English and one in French, will be announced/contacted Monday, April 14.
Two stores in Kensington Market make a kind of poetry side by side.
The potential for poetry is everywhere.
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