Teamwork between ROMP, the Locust Grove Arts Alliance, and the LG schools is making a Big Read program possible in Locust Grove for April 2019. The community will be reading Joy Harjo‘s work How We Became Human, and the program will conclude with a celebration and performance by Harjo on April 26 & 27, 2019.
ROMP will be helping coordinate poetry activities during April 2019 in the community and at LG schools, and will also be conducting this poetry contest, which honors original poetry and the work of Harjo in her book: How We Became Human.
To enter, write an original poem that is a companion piece to one of Harjo’s poems in her book How We Became Human. The poem can be a response to the poem, a second part to the poem, a poem in the same style, etc. The poem must be clearly inspired in some way by a specific poem in her book. Books are available by contacting ROMP director Shaun Perkins at ROMPoetry@gmail.com.
Poems will be judged based on these criteria: imagery, creativity, language, and theme