A Poetry Project to Celebrate National Poetry Month
11 Apr, 2012 - Keeley Manca Lambert
A Poem From Us is a website featuring regular people, reciting their favorite poems.
Their goal is simple: use technology to help folks share their love of poetry with others.
Interested in participating? Here’s how:
1. Become a contributor! Start by recording a video of yourself reading a favorite poem. Then, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and submit the video! Once they’ve reviewed it, they’ll feature your video on the website.
2. Become a distributor! You can request a set of project stickers, which they’ll send to you for free. Each sticker features the project logo and a custom QR code. When a passer-by scans the QR code with their mobile device, a random poem from the project will be played.
As more users contribute videos to the site, different poems will be featured. The stickers serve as a kind of “Found Poem” for the digital age – an offline QR code being updated by online code.
3. Of course, there’s nothing saying you can’t be both a contributor and distributor.
About the author
Keeley Manca Lambert, originally from Texas, graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Acting from Texas State University, located just south of Austin. She is an artist in residence with Transform, a faith-based non-prophet arts organization seeking to wrestle with the deep questions of art, faith and culture. Currently, Keeley is taking classes at The Upright Citizens Brigade, a well known improv and sketch comedy theatre here in the city. Along with her passions for acting and laughter, she enjoys songwriting, traveling, dancing, and a good plate of food.