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Summer Hiatus

Posted in General Notes with tags on June 1, 2009 by czarnickolas

The Poetry Project will be on hiatus for the next few months so that its creator can go outside, explore the city of Chicago, and develop a series of awful tan lines. There may be occasional updates here — announced via twitter — but consistent posting won’t begin again until the end of September. Until then: enjoy your summer, sleep on a park bench, and put a bucket on your head.


Santa Monica, 2009


The Poetry Project: A Brief Introduction

Posted in General Notes with tags on April 12, 2009 by czarnickolas

A query of the exact phrase “The Poetry Project” on Google yields over 27,000 results, so I apologize for making claim to the definite article here. I suppose a better name for this blog would be “A Poetry Project,” but as it is the only one of consequence in my life, I’m sticking with “The.”

My goals for this blog are threefold:
Promotional: to share my poetry.
Educational: to share the poetry of others.
Motivational: to get myself – and others – to write poetry.

I intend to post a poem of my own each day, with accompanying notes and photographs when applicable. I will also feature works by my favorite poets and offer brief biographical portraits that combine the wisdom of the internet with whatever rumors and stories I’ve picked up along the way. If you happen to be one of these poets and you would prefer that I not re-publish your work, let me know. Also, I will sometimes post “assignments” (i.e. writing prompts) to help inspire creativity. If you use these prompts, feel free to share your results in the comments section of the blog.

Thank you for reading. Please enjoy.