The Guttery is proud to announce that two of its members David Cooke and A. Molotkov are editors, judges, and coordinators of the Walt Whitman 150 Award and Celebration. Joining them is good friend and collaborator John Sibley Williams and returning as the founder of the Walt Whitman 150 Celebration, David Oates. The last Walt Whitman Celebration gathered poets from around the state to read all 52 sections of Song of Myself aloud at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
This time we will be featuring the great poets inspired by Whitman’s words and work. One of these great poets could be you. The Walt Whitman 150 Celebration is taking submissions for inclusion in the celebratory chapbook and a chance to win up to $1500. Visit www.waltwhitman150.org for contest guidelines and submission forms. There is also a call for visual art inspired by Whitman. Be sure to enter your poems so that when you echo Whitman’s words “I celebrate myself and sing myself” we can celebrate with you and sing your body electric!