Wednesday, May 21, 2008

People Are Going To Walking Be On My Poetry

The city of St. Paul had a poetry contest, and I am one of the 20 winners. The prize is getting your poem installed on a city sidewalk for people to read. There is also going to be an anthology.

My fiction is always some kind of SF -- science fiction, fantasy, alternate history. But most of my poetry is realistic. Don't ask me why.

I did write a 65 page epic poem many years ago. It's set in the world of Spenser's Faerie Queene, though I was not crazy enough to use Spenser's stanza. That was fantasy. I've never figured out what to do with it. There is not much call for epic poems these days, even short epic poems.

I'm happy about the sidewalk poem. I like popular art forms, and there isn't much more popular -- or more urban -- than a sidewalk.

5 comments:

Sean M. Murphy said...

Congrats, Eleanor! You'll have to let us know what block it's on when it goes in.

Douglas Hulick said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations.

I may need to put mention of the poem in the latest effort, just for fun. :)

MariAdkins said...

Post a picture, Eleanor. I wnat to see. That is so cool! Congratulations.

Kelly Swails said...

Ditto the congrats! Definitely post a pic.

Kelly McCullough said...

Hooray for Eleanor!