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Lyric Recovery Festival 2004
Begun in 1996, the next session of Lyric Recovery Festival will be Monday, March 22, 2004 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the ideal venue to underscore LyR's commitment to musicality in poetry with a program ('Integrity of the Fragment') which will again be enhanced by "organized sounds" from baritone Gilbert High and soprano Phoebe Yadon. Word vocalist Lucie Brock-Broido (Trouble in Mind) features, Alfred Corn (Contradictions; The Poem's Heartbeat) delivers the session essay, and Glyn Maxwell (Time's Fool) judges. Mr. Maxwell will select the finalists to appear at the event and award the top prize ($1000) and other distinctions at its conclusion. The semifinal round returns to Poets House on Saturday, February 21, 4-7 p.m., with quarterfinalists reading before a multiple judge panel.
Submissions opened September 1, 2003, close January 15 (extended to February 1), 2004 Submission basics appeared in the classified section of the September/October issue of Poets & Writers and in the Grants & Awards section of that magazine's November/December issue. Send two copies of 1-3 poems in single-spaced TNR 12 pt, one with name, address, phone, email in upper righthand cover, one blind, together with cover letter containing poem titles, bio, and acknowledgments (if previously published). Four-minute performance limit per poem (approx. 600 words). Enclose fee of $7 for one poem, $15 for three (one entry only) payable to Lyric Recovery, Ltd., Box 1141, Cathedral Station, NY NY 10025. (Separate check, please, for donations.) Criteria are: reach, craft, content, and musicality.
The LyR 2004 web site (lyricrecovery.org) is still partially under construction, but contains a good deal of information. The producers also invite you to consult the LyR 2002 site. Questions still unanswered can be addressed to LyricRecovery@aol.com. The LyR 2002 anthology of award-winning poems, Rain of One Ocean, is available for purchase using the Print Series order form. Seats for LyR 2004 ($25, $22, $20, $16) go on sale at the box office on January 22, but can be ordered directly from LyR, Ltd. already now. We look forward to another sold-out house and a deluge of great writing!