Here’s an opportunity to turn your passion for the environment into a cool prize. Kate’s Caring Gifts is sponsoring two environmental poetry contests — one for limericks and one for haikus. If you send in your entries by September 15, 2005 you’ll have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate or a $50 gift certificate (2 awards in each category). If you can rhyme, definitely go for the limericks. If you’re more into thoughtful metaphors, try out the haiku contest.
Of course, share your submissions here — but, please, no “Man from Nantucket” limericks… we’re a class act here at sustainablog!
Buy Angus Fletcher’s A New Theory for American Poetry: Democracy, the Environment, and the Future of Imagination at Powell’s City of Books (which I’ll bet does not discuss the limerick…)