Call for Submissions: Festival of the Trees 61 with Via Negativa

Host: Via Negativa
Deadline: June 30
Email to: bontasaurus [at] yahoo [dot] com — or use the contact form on our Submit page
Theme (optional): New discoveries
Important! Put “Festival of the Trees” in the subject line of your email

Help us celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Festival of the Trees by sharing a fresh piece of news from the world of trees: that new bark beetle in your yard, a new book about trees you’ve just read, some startling discovery about tree ecology or physiology — you name it. And keep in mind, too, Ezra Pound’s famous definition of literature as “news that stays news.” Got an original story, poem, song or video? We welcome that kind of discovery as well.

Speaking of discoveries, Jade and I were extremely impressed by the response to last month’s theme, and we’re humbled and gratified that FOTT contributors are using our calls for submission as an excuse to develop new multimedia skills. If Festival 60 was your first time experimenting with online video, I hope you’ll continue to explore the medium, and not just for Festival of the Trees submissions — though of course we very much welcome that.

This will be my fifth stint as host for the Festival, including its maiden voyage on July 1, 2006. Somehow I never got around to hosting it in 2010, and I’ve missed doing it — it’s been too long. I look forward to seeing all your submissions, and I hope to put together a real humdinger of a post. Please help me make that happen! In addition to your own links, feel free to send along any other interesting tree- and forest-related articles, videos, or other web content you might run across this month. Let’s celebrate five years of tree-blogging in style!

Ready to volunteer to host the Festival of the Trees at your own blog? check out the “upcoming festivals” section of the sidebar to see which months are still available, and contact us to pick your month.

About Dave Bonta

I'm the author of several books of poetry, including Ice Mountain: An Elegy, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, and Odes to Tools, but my real work is at my long-running literary blog Via Negativa, where I'm currently creating erasure poems from every entry of the Diary of Samuel Pepys. I'm also the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a blog showcasing the best poetry videos on the web.

Posted on June 6, 2011, in Announcements. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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