We Want to Hear You: Call for Entries

Click below for instructions in your language: 

    Arabic.    Chinese.       French.    Greek.   Hindi.   Italian  Japanese.  Nepali.   Portuguese.    Russian.    Spanish.    Swahili. 

(If you do not see your language here, you can request a translation on the contact form and it will be sent to you)

Click here to READ the "Essential Voices" shared so far

Your Voice is Essential.
Now more than ever.

Poetry on the Streets is collecting words/experiences/thoughts/feelings from YOU during this pandemic. 

Sharing our voices during this time can help us understand one another's experiences.

It can help be an outlet for what is difficult to fully take in. It can be healing both personally and collectively.

It can help us feel connected. 

It can help us document this time in history.

It can also help unite us. 

Here's what to do: 

1. SHARE your voice:

A few sentences. A feeling; a thought; an example of something that has changed for you. A poem. A drawing.

Anything you'd like to express about your experience during this time. 

(keep responses brief to about size of a postcard. Longer ones will be excerpted.)

2. SEND your responses online:

Use the Contact Form below to submit online.

 Email your responses  to:

you can attach a photo/image via email if desired.


 you can print a blank postcard here and send to POTS.

Examples of prompts to write about:

Share your experience 
using this contact form, or

If you would like to include a photo,
please email responses to 

Your responses will be posted publicly. 

Your email will not be shared in any way. By sending in your responses, you are agreeing to the release form below

Spread the word to help gather as many voices as possible, from across the country and around the world. 

We want to hear you. 

To Read "Essential Voices" submissions, click HERE

Also...announcing FREE creative writing workshops for essential workers.Click HERE for more info and to register. 

Poetry on the Streets' "Essential Voices from the Pandemic" and the free creative writing workshops are offered with support of The Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts

By sending in your responses, you are agreeing to the release form below:

I consent to the use by and grant permission to Poetry on the Streets, LLC, and its’ legal representatives/assigns, for the perpetual, irrevocable, and unrestricted right to use, display, edit, and publish my original writing and drawings, and photographs of me or in which I may be included, without compensation to me, for presentation including, but not limited to, publicity, gallery, editorial, publication, trade, copyright purposes, and web content.  I grant permission for all of the foregoing concerning works created in connection with all Poetry on the Streets' projects. 

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