Occupy Chicago Poetry
The poems presented here constitute an original work and are part of a new initiative: Message in a Bottle--Occupy Chicago Poetry. The idea is basic: anyone who would like to join can send a poem, poems or collection to email@example.com. Once it is recieved it will be submitted to blogs, 'zines and journals. The same bio and mission statement is sent but depending on the poet the city/country will change. Submissions are "blind" in the sense that a person who submits will never know where the poem is being sent or where it is posted or published. The hope is we can build a mailing list of subscribers for a monthy "Anonymous Poem" newsletter and also perhaps a Blog/Website of our own as well.
A resident of Chicago, Poet Anon says: You are encouraged to use this work in any way you see fit. Steal it, borrow it, take parts and make something new, rearrange it, riff on it, send it out over the internet, blog it, post it on telephone poles, throw it away. There is no copyright, no expectation of credit. Poetry should be free.