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Call for Submissions: Telepoem Booth

  • November 16 · 9:00 AM

Hello Poets!

My good friend, Elizabeth Hellstern, unveiled a wonderful interactive art piece earlier this year called the Telepoem Booth. She is now looking to expand the poetry and has a call out for submissions. I've told her about our awesome group and she highly encourages all of us to submit! More info below:

The Telepoem Booth, a 1970s phone booth that one can dial-a-poem on the rotary phone, is now accepting submissions for poems and micro-essays to include in the Telepoem Directory. Each piece submitted must be an original piece and under three minutes. Submissions will be chosen based on their “poetic” merit as well as the quality of the reader’s interpretation, (i.e. “does it translate well as an audio piece for the Telepoem Booth?”) The accepted pieces will be available to dial and listen to in the Flagstaff Telepoem Booth, as well as other Telepoem Booths nationally, including in State College, PA and beyond.

The Telepoem Booth is dedicated to providing representation of voices and perspectives from all humans from all walks and paths. Submitters are encouraged to use sound effects and audio enhancements in their submissions. For an example of a finely produced audio poem located in the Telepoem Booth, please listen to Chris Green’s reading of “Inventing the Dolphin” (featured on Rattle Magazine’s poem of the day), produced by Mark Neumann (http://www.rattle.com/inventing-the-dolphin-by-chris-green/).

Please submit audio files in mp3 format. Deadline to submit is Nov. 30, 2016. Notification of jurors’ decisions will be given by 2017.

There are currently 240 poems in the Flagstaff Telepoem Booth, located at 120 N. Leroux St. Well-known published poets, burgeoning authors, and schoolchildren are included in the Telepoem listings. An average of over 120 poems are dialed every day. More information about the project is available at www.facebook.com/TelepoemBooth or www.TelepoemBooth.com


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  • Kris D.

    How does one create a mp3 audio file?

    November 10

    • Lauren P.

      Hi Kris,
      This is something you can do with your phone's voice recorder if you have a smart phone. Phone audio files are almost always saved down as mp3s. Otherwise, you can use your computer and a computer mic - not sure what kind of set up you have.

      November 10

    • Kris D.

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      November 10

  • Kris D.

    What sort of location do we need? I have a house with room to meet as long as pet allergies aren't a problem.

    November 10

    • Lauren P.

      No location needed! This isn't an actual in-person event - just wanted to hold space on the calendar for submission information. :)

      November 10

  • Dan W.

    Does it matter if the poem submitted has been published? It doesn't seem to say either way.

    November 9

    • Lauren P.

      Hi Dan,
      The poems can be previously published for sure! She has many poets reading their work from book published years ago - so no problem there :)

      November 10

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