The Vancouver Book Club's Spring Selection is Rob Taylor's poetry collection The Other Side of Ourselves and to get you into the right frame of mind we're running a photo contest in the weeks leading up to the April 29th event.
Scroll down to the bottom of the post to read this week's poem and find out how you can enter.
And if you're looking for a copy of The Other Side of Ourselves, check out:
Project Space (Vancouver)
Robson and Howe Chapters (Vancouver)
UBC Robson Square Bookstore (Vancouver)
SFU Harbour Centre Bookstore (Vancouver)
SFU Burnaby Campus Bookstore (Burnaby)
Metrotown Chapters (Burnaby)
Marine Drive Indigo (North Vancouver)
Park Royal Indigo (West Vancouver)
Richport Chapters (Richmond)
Strawberry Hill Chapters (Surrey)
Pinetree Chapters (Coquitlam)
Last week's poetic inspiration was "You Can't Lead a Horse."
"Rivers" by Tara Lowry
Photo by David Jez
"Light will dance with many partners, but none like water." Photo by liisa hannus
All photos submitted will be entered into a prize draw at the April 29 event.
Week 8 - Our final poetry prompt for your photographic inspiration
Computer Monitor Ekphrasis
Lean close enough to spot
the pixeled imperfections, hitches
for which there is no fix.
The scene we snapped, a trick
of bits and molecules
switched and stitched anew.
Click from shot to shot
from every stop along our lives
or pause and zoom on one.
Either way, in time,
the edges fray, the needlework
That art’s, like love, collaged
is hardly news. That what we say
and what we do are distances
apart, a simple fact.
The variations multiply,
but the archetypes stay few.
Lips, hands, hearts and eyes.
Red and green and blue.
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1) email the photo to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “TOSOO Photo Week 8" in the subject line.
2) post the photo on the web and send us a tweet @VIA_Reads with the link and #TOSOO
Please make sure photos are at least 600 pixels wide. Photos must be your own work or you must have permission of the photographer.
The deadline to enter photos for this week’s poem is next Wednesday, April 25, 2012. We’ll post the photos on Friday.