Week of June 13, 2010
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Calling poets! Comment's second-annual "Making the most of college" poetry contest runs now till July 1st, 2010:
How does a 21st-century education lead you to respond to a 19th-century visionary? Write a sonnet which interacts in some way with Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ozymandias"—a refutation? an update? a round of applause? Imagine the poem afresh for university students 2010-11.
Read the guidelines, then email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st. First-place winner takes $100 CDN and the p. 1 poem in our Fall 2010 print issue. Second- and third-place runners-up also get published later in the Fall issue. Enter today!
. . . And Comment artist Petra Zantingh has a very unique devotional project going on. Inspired by Karl Barth's comment that Christians are called to daily reading of the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in other, she is following a one year program of reading the Bible and also reading the newspaper. After the two readings, she ponders how they intersect, and then prepares a sketch that illustrates this intersection, and posts it to her blog with a brief comment.
Visit petrazantingh.blogspot.com for this excellent project.