Thursday, December 8, 2011

Call for entries: The Poetry Box in Jackson

The Poetry Box, a public art installation in Jackson, welcomes poets of all ages and experiences to submit a poem to be featured in the box.

The Poetry Box is an artist-made wooden and glass box stationed outside Valley Bookstore in Jackson. Each week, a new poem is featured, with preference given to local and regional poets.

“We welcome submissions from everyone,” Poetry Box coordinator Meg Daly said. “The idea is to create a community forum for sharing poems. Some people may write poetry in private but feel shy about sending it out to literary journals. This is a forum where every poem is welcome.”

A project of the Jackson Hole Art Initiative, the Poetry Box was designed by Jackson artist John Frechette. The box features the message, “Free Poem, Take One!” to entice passers-by to reach in the box and take a free poem with them.

Please send all submissions to Include a one-sentence bio about yourself, including your place of residence.

Valley Bookstore is located at 125 North Cache Drive in Gaslight Alley. Phone 307-733-4533.

An online archive of past Poetry Box poems can be viewed at

For more information about the Jackson Hole Public Art Initiative, please visit Learn more about John Frechette at

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