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Mar 1, 2012
One City, One Prompt contest results
Congratulations to Kevin McKelvey, whose "Standing and seeing" is the Editor’s Choice of Brick Street Poetry Inc.’s One City, One Prompt contest. His prize is $100. His poem will appear in the Winter 2012 issue of Tipton Poetry Journal. Kevin’s poem is a response to a quote by Indianapolis author Kurt Vonnegut: “What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
Thirty-nine other poems that responded to the quote will appear in Tipton Poetry Journal. The selected poets include: P.E. Anderson, Alex Berger, Christy Birmingham, Janet Butler, Ruthelen Burns, Neil Cain, Dan Carpenter, Jenith Charpentier, Bruce Dethlefsen, Dawn Fable, Gerburg Garmann, Gail Gilliland, KJ Hannah Greenberg, JoAnna Haugen, Joseph Heithaus, Liza Hyatt, Jenny Kalahar, Norbert Krapf, and Janet Krauss.
Also included are: Kirsty Logan, Donal Mahoney, John C. Mannone, Corey Mesler, Tracy Mishkin, Lylanne Musselman, Jeffrey Owen Pearson, Richard Pflum, Kenneth Pobo, Nancy Pulley, Mary Sexson, John Sherman, James Tipton, Garrett Traylor, Shari Wagner, Brianna Walker, Elizabeth Weber, and Kirby Wright.
Brick Street Poetry Inc.'s collaboration with the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in the One City One Prompt program of the Transformative Language Network was made possible thanks through a grant from Indiana Humanities, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
UPDATE: A celebratory reading by participants in the Indianapolsi area will be held Friday, July 6 at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Details to come.