Sunday, November 29, 2009

Another Monday Poem in preparation for International put your poem in a shop month


Yes it's that time of year again - the three weeks or so that I loosely call a month, and urge all great poetry writers out there to get their poems into shops, for

"INTERNATIONAL PUT YOUR POEM IN A SHOP MONTH"

replacing capitalism and consumerism with art. It's inspired by the ShoP magazine, but involves you physically going out there and placing a short poem in a shop and taking a picture of it there. The noticeboard was the target of choice last year, but this year I think we should open it up and put the poem anywhere in the shop - afterall people don't just stare at notice boards...


Write a short poem - no more than 4 lines - decide if it goes with the fruit, the frozen food, the cleaning products, or maybe you're in a different kind of shop altogether. Place the poem, and get a pic, let me know about it and we'll do a grand list of all the links at the end of the "month". Poetry to the people!!


Have fun. Here's how last year's poems in shops month was kicked off.

10 comments:

Totalfeckineejit said...

Powerful poem, Mrs Niamh. Many good lines.Art/writing is cathartic.Shop poem, good idea. Was going to do similar with the Poetry Bus, but it crashed.Have started talking in clipped tones.Don't know why.

Niamh B said...

Tks TFE.
Looking fwd to seeing your poem in ShoP AND in a shop sometime soon...

Titus said...

Niamh, I like this, particularly the way the first lines hooked and reeled me in so quickly. Had to read on.

Like the poetry idea too. Is this guerilla?

beedlemama said...

Love this poem, very personal, drew me in.

Niamh B said...

Thanks Titus - very kind of you to say so.

Yes poems in shops is guerrila - with all the people in the shops, all pissed off queueing and stressing about money etc etc, a little poem popping up somewhere to surprise them would be a nice thing, I think. So yeah, please do join in, and keep us posted on your progress, I will be attempting to get one up every week if at all possible over the next few weeks.

Niamh B said...

Thanks beedlemama! Very kind of you to say so.

swiss said...

i'm well into that finishing (L). works very well.

Niamh B said...

Thanks a mill Swiss, just couldn't decide which word to use, so ended up suggesting both

Jessica said...

I am one hundred percent in on this guerrilla poetry shindig. So much so that I am going to conveniently forget that I don't actually write poetry and just pretend that I do.

Plus, it makes me a little giddy to suddenly be in a country where people could potentially understand the words I've written (although, they won't, since that's the definition of poetry, right? if they understand I'm doing it wrong).

Anyway, I love this poem, though I must point out that it is more than four lines long and I think I understand almost half of it, so you're going to have to work harder at the incomprehensibleness of it, Various.

Niamh B said...

Ah yes jessica, that was just the warm up... the first real 4 liner is in today's post. Can't wait to see your poems in shops!!!

Will try harder.

Thanks,