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Following the success of the collaboration "I Sing the Body Electric," Poetry in the Parks is developing poetry films for two additional poems: Joy Harjo's "Remember," and  Billy Collins's "The Biography of a Cloud."  We are seeking video and photo contributors for each of these projects, and welcome submissions from around the world. For more information on how to participate, please continue reading about both poems and poetry instillations below.


[. . .] Remember your father. He is your life, also.
Remember the earth whose skin you are:
red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth
brown earth, we are earth [. . .]

Joy Harjo


In her beautiful invocation "Remember" U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo invites readers to remember--remember who they are by the land, the language, and the people whom they they have come from.  

Poetry in the Parks welcomes photographs and video from collaborators who would like to help build a visual collage of humanity, a celebration of where we collectively come from.  

An overview of the images we are looking for can be found here:

"Remember" Image/Video Checklist

Photo and video submissions can be made through the following link:

"Remember" Video/Image Submission Form


[...] It is hard to say even where it was born
though considering its thick, whipped texture
and its lofty, processional manner,
I have it somewhere over a large warm body of water,
fathered by heat, mothered by humidity [...]

Billy Collins


In "The Biography of a Cloud," former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins offers a delightful premise: that the average, anonymous cloud just isn't average at all . . . and deserves to be elevated out of the depths of anonymity!  

For this open collaboration project, Poetry in the Parks is championing the majesty and mystery of the cloud and asking collaborators to share footage of the clouds passing over their parks.

Here’s what this project will entail should you choose the adventure:


1) Going to a favorite park and filming the clouds above the landscape in time lapse.  (If you don’t have time lapse, static video or photography is acceptable.)


2) Submitting your footage and related information to the following link: 

"The Biography of a Cloud Video/Image Submission Form

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