Wednesday, December 10, 2008

With three poems you get egg roll: Peter Payack's Poetry Fortune Cookie Project.

I got a call from Cambridge Populist Poet Peter Payack. He asked me to contribute a poem to his Poetry Fortune Cookie Project. Interesting concept. Payack is contacting select poets outside of Cambridge now, he tells me. Here is a description of the project:

Poetry Cookies

Looking for a one-of-a-kind, made in Cambridge holiday gift and treat? Peter Payack has "cooked up" poetry fortune cookies. Packaged in a Chinese take-out box, are 10 fortune cookies, containing "epigrammatic micro poems" by notable Cambridge poets including Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate; Sam Cornish, Boston Poet Laureate; Diana Der-Hovanessian, New England Poetry Club president; and Peter Payack, in addition to many other contributors including the Cambridge Haggerty School 6th Grade. These poems will be included in the forthcoming Cambridge Community Poem. Poetry Cookie Boxes ($6 per box of 10 cookies) are available at Grolier Poetry Book Shop (6 Plympton St., Cambridge) and at the Cambridge Arts Council. For more information, please contact the Cambridge Arts Council at 617-349-4380.

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