NCTE has been sending me these lovely Inbox E-mails for almost a year (since I became a member last fall), and one of the things they mentioned in recent E-mails is the National Gallery of Writing, which is taking submissions right now in preparation for NCTE’s National Day on Writing on October 20, 2009. I like the idea a lot, especially the emphasis on a variety of compositional formats (not that I’m surprised that NCTE would take such a stance), and I’m thinking of contributing.
Here’s the catch: I can only contribute one piece.
So, faithful readers – help!
The composition can be a variety of things, including blog posts. If I were to choose right now, I’d probably pick a poem I wrote recently, mostly because it’s on my mind:
Tonight I will write
Let’s rule out those common things:
Yes, these things are thought of often.
Nor shall the pictures which hold memories,
Not the turning doorknobs,
Neither the coughing madness of life,
Thinking of unthought things is difficult.
Elusive creatures, I am not unlike you,
I shall try a new approach.
Come to me, solitary thoughts,
I’m open to other options, though, and any of the blog posts I’ve written here on Docere would of course qualify as well.
I’ll probably make my decision in the next few days, so leave me comments with suggestions.