In honour of Leonard Cohen’s 75th birthday (September 21, 2009,) the Foundation for Public Poetry/Fondation Poésie Publique is seeking submissions of poetry(poetic responses) based upon Leonard Cohen’s poetry. A maximum of seventy-five poems will be selected for this publication.
The publication is a fundraising initiative to help support the commencement of a Leonard Cohen Poet-In-Residence program at Leonard’s old high school(Westmount High.)
All submissions will be considered to grant the Foundation for Public Poetry anthology rights. Submissions should include a note of reference to the Cohen poem which the author is responding to. Authors should also include a three-line biography and complete contact information.
For more information, or to submit, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or see FAQ in the [comments link] below.
Deadline for submissions is July 12, 2009.
ACCEPTANCE OF PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORK
We will accept previously published work, but our preference is original material composed specifically tied/linked/inspired by a Leonard Cohen poem. We request reference to the poem’s title (and the book title if known.)
For previously published work, please include details of publication(publisher and date) with the submission. Where the publisher has copyright, the author MUST have the publisher send an email granting anthology rights to the Foundation for Public Poetry.”
ACCEPTANCE OF POEMS BASED ON COHEN’S SONGS
We will accept poems based upon Leonard Cohen’s songs. However, our preference is original material composed specifically tied/linked/inspired by a Leonard Cohen poem.