Everyone needs a voice, a way to express themselves. We want a way to scream (or whisper, or sob, or laugh) our thoughts to the world. Poetry is about telling our stories, our hopes, and our fragile dreams.
Confidence. Connection. Creation. - Sync Outreach and Program President Sara Garg
Subject: [Preferred First and Last Name]: Poetry Showcase Body:
Explain the overall topic of each poem and what you think each poem can show (couplet, limerick, haiku, free verse, alliterative, golden shovel, imagery, etc)
Identify the age level each poem appeals towards (elementary school, college, general, female, etc)
Give us permission to use your work as an example and/or to publish it on the website
Header: NO PAGE NUMBERS, Preferred Name, Age
At top: Title, any trigger warnings, any necessary background information for the piece
12 point Garamond font is preferred
Each poem should be in a separate document
while longer poems will happily be published on the website, shorter ones are more likely to be used as examples in workshops
Email as many pieces as you want! However, as a small non-profit, our time is limited and we may not be able to read all your pieces if you attach more than 2-5.
Examples Used in ELEMENTARY Hallween Workshop
"Candy Corn" by Diya Khanduri ~~haiku~~
Careful crafted Each layer a work of art I bite it apart
"Ready or Not" by Sara Garg ~~limerick~~
T’was a dark and stormy night Monsters were ready to give a fright But for fear of the rain No children came And the monsters slunk out of sight "All human things are subject to decay" by Richard Flecknoe ~~couplet~~
All human things are subject to decay. And, when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
This Flecknoe found, who, like Augustus, young Was called to empire, and had governed long;
In prose and verse was owned, without dispute, Throughout the realms of nonsense, absolute.