Week of June 6, 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!
. . . Don't miss this blog: www.runofplay.com. Whether or not you follow soccer, you will appreciate the depth of insight, quality of writing and the blog's sheer beauty. (HT: Brian Dijkema)
. . . And Comment associate editor Alissa Wilkinson has two recent online bits you should catch. She talked this week to InterVarsity's Emerging Scholars Network on her many projects, and what ties them all together. And today, she wrote in the Center for Public Justice's Capital Commentary on little magazines, which typically pursue lasting and significant work without the benefit of, you know, profit.