Mark this: Winston Plowes judging US magazine's found poetry contest
If you look through most people’s bookshelves you might find the occasional book with the corner of a page folded over in a little triangle or dog-ear of text to mark the place. Winston Plowes will be guest judge of US poetry magazine the Found Poetry Review’s $100 contest, and he is asking entrants to produce poems based on “little gems of dog-ears hidden in the corners of pages". He said: “I have been writing found poetry for some years now and am always on the look out for new and interesting sources. The chances are that if you look at one little sample of text it will not scan as a sentence or make any sense at all. However, if you chose a different page or alter the position or angle of the fold it might just be possible to find something. Be warned: these poems are scarce and good ones are hard to find, so be patient. Entries can be long or short, surreal or straightforward as your time and text permits. I look forward to reading all your entries."
Winston's own collection of findings is awaiting a publisher and will hopefully be available in 2014. The deadline for entries is 31 October. More details