Thanks to Wallowa County Cultural Trust Coalition for their 2011 grant to the "Cache"! A local Wallowa County artist has been commissioned to prepare the art box for the installation, and a $50 cash prize has been set aside for the top poem submitted to the 2011 poetry contest, which ends December 31, 2011. The Zumwalt Prairie Poetry Cache is a 10 year project to collect community and visitor poems about the prarie in all its aspects.
The collection - including a series of community poetry blogs and a physical art object cache box being commissioned from a local artist, also using the WCCTC grant - is inspired by Terry Tempest Williams essay "Buried Poems" in which a very small town is transformed by the discovery of buried poems.
Any form of poem may be submitted with no entry fee to ZumwaltPrairieCache @ gmail.com. Poems will be electronically published at the 2011 community poetry site www.zumwaltpoetry.blogspot.com. Submissions may also be selected for a chapbook at a later date. THANKS to Wallowa County Cultural Trust Coalition!